Determining Disability

When you are physically or mentally injured, the harm can be so great that it prevents you from returning to your previous employment. In order to care for yourself and those you love, you may have to turn to long-term disability coverage.

The process that the Social Security Administration uses to determine disability can be confusing. To help you prove your case, contact an Indiana long-term disability lawyer from Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 to discuss the facts of your case.

Questions Asked by the Social Security Administration

In looking at your case, the Social Security Administration, or SSA, will ask a series of five questions in the process of making their decision. These questions include:

  • Are you working right now, after your injury, and making at least $1,000 per month?
  • Is your condition so severe that it hinders your work capabilities?
  • Is your injury on the prepared list of automatic permanent disabilities?
  • Can you go back to your previous job?
  • Can you learn to do another type of work?

If you answer yes to the first, fourth, or fifth questions, you may not receive coverage. However, if you answered yes to the second and third questions, you are likely eligible for help.

Contact Us

Because long-term disability coverage can be expensive, the SSA wants to be certain that your injury is actually a disability before offering help. For the help of an experience lawyer in proving your disability, contact an Indiana long-term disability attorney from Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633.