How long do you have to be disabled before you can get Disability benefits?

Not even 24 hours. You can apply for Social Security Disability on the very day that you become disabled.

Many people wrongly believe that you have to be off work for six months or a year before you can apply for Social Security Disability. The truth of the matter is that, in most cases, you don’t have to be disabled for any length of time to seek benefits.

As soon as you or your doctor believe that your illness or injury will keep you out of work for a year or more, you should file a Disability claim. Because the process can be lengthy, it is best to start sooner, rather than later.

Obtaining Disability benefits can be tricky. If you are ready to apply for Social Security Disability, please contact the Disability Team at McDonald Law Firm. We’ll evaluate your circumstances and gather the necessary information to prepare your application and substantiate your claim.

We navigate the system so you don’t have to. Call us today at 877-568-8413 or just fill out the form on this page.

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