Nevada Social Security Disability
According to the official Social Security Administration website at www.ssa.gov, a 20-year-old worker has a 30% chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age.
If you’re one of the many Nevadans in need of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), here’s some information you need to know.
For you to be eligible for Social Security Disability in Nevada, your disability must last for at least a year or be terminal.
You must be under age 65, and you must have accumulated a prescribed number of Social Security credits (normally accumulated through work experience and payment into Social Security) during the 10 years immediately preceding disability.
If you are suffering disability before age 23 you may be able to draw on your parents’ Social Security credits without affecting their eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance.
If you are disabled as a result of an accident, congenital condition, or any other impairment or cause, and you meet the other requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance, you should qualify for SSDI.
Although the Social Security Administration has a list of medical conditions that automatically qualify as disabling conditions, other conditions are equally acceptable as disabling conditions if the SSA determines they are as serious as conditions on the list.
Contrary to what many people believe, <b>your disability does not need to prevent you from engaging in all work for you to be eligible to receive SSDI benefits</b>. If, however, you’re able to make more than a certain amount of money from your work, it’s unlikely you’ll receive SSDI. During the 2012 tax year, the amount disqualifying you from receiving SSDI benefits is set at $1010 per month.
You can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance by visiting your local Social Security office anywhere in Nevada. You can also apply by telephone. The toll-free number is 800-772-1213 (TDY 1-80325-0778).
You can also apply online here.
Regardless of how you decide to apply for SSDI, it’s important to do so as soon as you become disabled, as processing of claims for SSDI normally takes three to five months.
You’ll need to follow every instruction carefully and provide every bit of documentation that’s requested in order to minimize chances of a long delay or, worse yet, denial of your claim. For a complete list of documents you may be required to submit with your claim, visit www.ssa.gov.
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