SSDI Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

The Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing provides experienced legal representation to the disabled in their fight for Social Security and other disability benefits. We have provided below answers to some of the most common questions about disability benefits like SSDI and SSI.

Feel free to contact our law office in Santa Fe Springs if you have additional questions or need to schedule an appointment with a California Social Security disability lawyer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most frequently asked questions include:

Q: What is SSDI?

A: SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It is a government benefit administered through the Social Security Administration. SSDI is a monthly benefit that provides relief for disabled individuals and their family.

Q: Am I eligible for SSDI?

A: To be eligible, you must have a physical or mental disability (or a combination of the two) that may significantly impair your ability to work for a year or more or that may result in death. Additional eligibility requirements exist, including certain work eligibility requirements. The best way to determine your eligibility is to speak with an experienced Social Security disability lawyer.

Q: Can I receive benefits if I have never worked?

A: SSDI does require that you have worked for a period of time. However, people who are not eligible for SSDI benefits may be eligible for SSI benefits.

Q: What is SSI?

A: SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. It provides benefits for the elderly, blind or disabled who have limited income and financial means. People 65 or older who have limited financial means may receive SSI benefits even if they are not disabled.

Q: What type of injuries, disabilities or conditions are covered by SSDI?

A: Any physical impairment or mental impairment (or a combination of the two) that may affect your ability to work for a year or more or that may result in death. It is impossible to list every physical or mental impairment that might be sufficient to obtain SSDI benefits.

However, some of the most common impairments include back and neck injuries, spinal cord damage, brain damage, cancer, depression, anxiety, hand or wrist impairment, arm or leg impairment, Alzheimer's disease, mental retardation, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel and organ damage.

Contact a California Disability Benefits Attorney to Learn More

The Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing serves clients throughout the Los Angeles and San Diego metro areas. We offer a free consultation to discuss your eligibility for SSDI, SSI and other disability benefits. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm, call 562-868-5886.