Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits

Baltimore, Maryland

Many individuals otherwise eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied their claims because they fail to properly complete their applications or document their medical conditions.

The Baltimore attorneys at Cohen & Dwin have an extensive record of success helping Maryland residents file their SSDI claims and receive the benefits they need. If you have questions about applying for SSDI or appealing a denied SSDI application, please call our lawyers at 800-692-2500.

Who is Eligible for SSDI?

SSDI provides monetary support for those who are unable to work due to a medical impairment recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that is expected to last for at least a year or result in death.

Eligible claimants must also be under the age of 65 and have accumulated a set number of Social Security credits in the years prior to disability. There are exceptions to the work requirement, such as in the event that physical or mental impairment began prior to age 22 and the applicant’s parents have established sufficient Social Security work credits.

The Baltimore SSDI attorneys at Cohen & Dwin can answer your questions about SSDI, help you determine if you meet the complex eligibility requirements, and ensure that a thoroughly documented claim is filed on your behalf. We can also help you through the appeals process if you were denied benefits upon your initial application.

Recognized SSDI Disabilities

The SSA recognizes a number of medical impairments as eligible for SSDI benefits. These conditions are grouped by the SSA into related impairments including but not limited to:

  • Musculoskeletal system conditions

  • Special senses and speech disorders

  • Respiratory system conditions

  • Cardiovascular system conditions

  • Digestive system disorders

  • Hematological disorders

  • Skin disorders

  • Endocrine disorders

  • Neurological impairments

  • Mental disorders

  • Immune system disorders

If you’re seeking SSDI benefits, please contact Cohen & Dwin today to learn how we can help. Our experienced SSDI attorneys welcome clients from the greater Baltimore, Bel Air and Greenbelt, Maryland, areas.