Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

In the event that an injury or illness leaves you totally disabled and unable to work, it may be possible for you to secure Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits come from a federally funded program that is designed to help support those who cannot work due to disability.

If you have questions about your situation and whether or not you may be eligible for SSDI benefits, turn to the legal team at the Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A. Based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, our skilled disability attorneys work tirelessly to protect the rights of injured and disabled clients, and have been since 1962. We use our insight into SSDI cases to ensure you understand your obligations and options.

Defining Disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) sets a strict definition for what constitutes someone being disabled. There are criteria that must be met, including:

  • The inability to work as you did before your injury or illness
  • The determination that you are unable to adjust to any other type of work due to your condition
  • The assessment that the disability has persisted for at least one year, is expected to last for at least one year, or is terminal in nature (resulting in death)

Benefits are only available to those who are deemed totally disabled. SSDI is not the type of benefit that is payable to individuals who have a short-term disability or a partial disability; there are other private programs that offer benefits for these sets of conditions.

In some cases, an initial SSDI claim is denied. There is often the potential to appeal this decision and still secure benefits, so it is essential to talk with an attorney if you have been informed of a claim denial.

Get The Process Started Now

To further discuss qualifying for SSDI or to get answers to the questions you have, please contact our firm online or call us at 910-378-0556 and schedule a consultation. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping clients throughout the state get the disability benefits they deserve.