The question of whether you have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance should not be overlooked in the process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits. Work credits are a way of measuring that you have worked long enough in a time period that is recent enough to get coverage for benefits.
If you can no longer work, an attorney from Lawrence & Associates will review your case to determine if you have enough work credits to qualify for SSDI to put you on the path to effectively pursuing your disability benefits.
The Greater Cincinnati Social Security disability attorneys at Lawrence & Associates have represented numerous individuals and handled matters involving work credits in Social Security disability cases. Over time, we have built up expertise to help individuals like you in obtaining Social Security benefits.
Do I Need a Cincinnati Social Security Disability Lawyer?
You might be wondering how you will determine if you have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security disability benefits and how you will be able to afford to pay an attorney to make this determination, especially if you have not been able to work because of your disability.
Work credits come into play in many of our cases, and we are familiar with the calculations required to assist anyone in the Greater Cincinnati area with determining where they stand with work credits. A Social Security disability attorney does not need to be paid up front for their services. Instead, under federal law, all attorneys’ fees are set at 25 percent of the total Social Security award for back pay, which is limited to $6,000. If an attorney performs tasks to determine your work credit status, it would be included in that amount.
Why Choose Lawrence & Associates to Handle My Case?
The attorneys at Lawrence & Associates have a track record of high-quality client service and results with Social Security disability cases. Getting the compensation our clients deserve is what motivates us to aggressively represent each one. We have helped many clients in the Greater Cincinnati area with successful work credit and disability issues. We know the process can be frustrating and confusing at times, and our experienced attorneys and staff are available to answer all your questions so that you understand each step along the way.
Many clients express that they have had a positive experience in working with the individual attorneys at Lawrence & Associates. If you are in the Greater Cincinnati area, we will treat you and your case with the utmost respect, aggressively pursuing the best possible results.
Types of Cases We Handle
You may be wondering whether we are available to take on your Social Security disability case with a work credit issue. Each disability case is unique, but work credits are a common factor, and we have the bandwidth and experience to help with your work credit issue. The following is a list of the disabilities that we see most often in work credit cases:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Meniere’s Disease
- Spinal Stenosis
- Tertiary syphilis
- Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Speech Delay
- Mosaic Down Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Kienbock’s Disease
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
This list is not all-inclusive, and we’ve handled many unique cases. If you have questions about work credits or the Social Security disability process overall, contact an experienced Social Security disability lawyer at Lawrence & Associates with your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Work Credits
Have questions about work credits? Turn to our experienced Social Security disability attorneys for help with specific questions, and read some of our Frequently Asked Questions below:
- Under age 24: Qualify by having six credits earned in the three years before your disability.
- Age 24 to 31: Qualify by having credit for working half of the time from age 21 until your disability starts. If you become disabled at 29 years old, you need credit for four out of the previous eight years, which equals 16 credits.
- Age 31 or older: Qualify by having a certain number of work credits, which varies depending on your age and years of work. Generally, you must have earned at least 20 credits during the 10 years before your disability occurred.
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Work Credit Statistics
Outside of medical ineligibility, the most common reason a claim for Social Security disability benefits is denied is that a person has too few recent work credits. A consultation with one of our attorneys can help you understand where you stand with regard to work credits and your case for disability benefits.
Get in Touch Now
If you have made the decision to obtain Social Security disability benefits or are still undecided, Lawrence & Associates can help you better understand the process. Call us at (513) 351-5997 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We look forward to assisting you in your Social Security disability benefits matter, whether it involves work credit issues or other factors.