Ohio Social Security Disability
For you to be eligible for Social Security Disability in Ohio, 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 (SSDI).
Does any disabling condition qualify me 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. 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.
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What is “Substantial Gainful Activity”?
If the Social Security Administration determines that your condition prevents you from doing the sort of work you did before, it will try to determine whether your condition prevents you from adjusting to other types of “Substantial Gainful Activity.” This refers to any sort of work earning you an income of at least $1010 per month. If your disability allows you to earn only an income below this amount, you shouldn’t be disqualified from receiving SSDI benefits you qualify for. But if the SSDI determines you’re able to make more than $1010 per month from your work, it’s unlikely you’ll receive SSDI.
How do I apply for SSDI?
You can apply by visiting your local Social Security office anywhere in Ohio. Although an appointment is not generally necessary, it is advisable to call in advance in order to minimize possible complications.
You can also apply for Social Security Disability Insurance by telephone. The toll-free number is 800-772-1213 (TDY 1-80325-0778).
You can also apply online here.
If you’d like to know more about disability benefits or Social Security Disability in Ohio, MedicareMall will be happy to discuss your circumstances and options. And, of course, if there’s anything you’d like to know about Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, or Medicare supplement insurance, MedicareMall will be happy to answer those questions, too.
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