How do I qualify for permanent disability benefits?

There are two key factors for qualifying for permanent disability benefits. First, disability benefits are provided by Social Security. Because of this, you must have a certain number of Social Security work credits in order to be granted disability benefits. Typically, you are required to have 40 credits, meaning you would have needed to make Social Security payments for approximately 10 years. Second, you must have a medical condition that Social Security deems permanently disabling. In order to decide whether or not you are “disabled,” Social Security will consider whether you are able to work and how severe you disability is.

These are the two general qualifications for disability benefits. It is difficult to determine whether or not you will qualify without learning more about your specific case. To discuss your case with an attorney, contact one of the Minnesota permanent disability lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates. Call us at (612) 334-3444.