From our mailbox, a reader asked:
What Happens If I was Fired? Will I Still Qualify for Social Security Disability?
Losing a job for whatever reason is hard enough but it will not impact your ability to collect disability benefits. Social Security Disability benefits are available to people who are unable to work because of a disability. Accidents and disabling illnesses happen whether you are employed not. The only criteria that matters as of the date of the application (and for some time period before) is if you are disabled and unable to work.
How long you were out of work before you filed might impact the amount you are awarded. Click on the video below to learn more about the impact that your employment status might have on your ability to collect social security disability benefits.
You might qualify but it is not a quick process. Applications could take up to 6 months to be processed, sometimes even longer. Read this article before you get started. 36% of cases are approved at this stage so if you are denied, contact our firm for a FREE consultation.
Whether you file an appeal by yourself or hire an attorney, note that you only have 60 days to file an appeal.