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Social Security Disability Attorney In Los Angeles


This is NOT legal advice. This blog provides general information about Social Security Disability cases. To discuss your particular

circumstances and claim, please contact a lawyer in your area. Please feel free to contact Disability Advocates Group at (800) 935-3170

or online if you have any questions regarding your Social Security Disability claim.


Are Disability Benefits Available Even to Younger Workers?

Disability can happen at any time, and even young people can be struck by a serious illness or injury that prevents them from working. If you are affected by a disabling condition, you need to talk with a Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer to find out what your options are to obtain disability benefits that can provide you with income to support yourself and your family. 

Can Younger Workers Get Disability?

The Social Security Disability benefits program can provide benefits to any workers who have a qualifying long-term disabling condition. However, whether young people can get benefits or not depends not only on whether they meet the SSA's strict definition of disabled but also on whether they meet the other criteria required for disability benefits programs. 

For example, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to you only if you have earned a set number of work credits. The number of credits that you must have earned will vary depending upon your age, so younger workers who become disabled can still qualify even if they do not have as many years of work experience as older workers. However, they do need to have earned at least some work credits to get benefits. 

If SSDI is not available to a young disabled worker because that worker has too few work credits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may potentially be available. However, this is a means-tested benefit so young people whose household income is too high or who own too many assets won't qualify for these benefits.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help younger workers to determine if they can receive benefits and can provide assistance with the benefits application process. Call today to find out more about the assistance an attorney can offer. 

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Healthcare Coverage Options if You're On Disability

When you cannot work due to a medical condition, a Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer can assist you in making sure you have income coming in by helping you to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or other appropriate benefits.

While you should have the money to support yourself if you can qualify for any of these benefits programs, you may also have another concern: how to pay for healthcare. Fortunately, there are some potential options available to you to get your healthcare costs covered. 

Healthcare Options if You're On Disability

If you cannot work due to a disability and you're receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, some of your possible options for getting healthcare include:

  • Medicaid: You should be qualified for Medicaid if you are receiving SSI benefits. You may also be able to obtain Medicaid when receiving SSDI, but would need to prove you meet the criteria for this means-tested benefits program. If you have too many assets or a household income that's too high, you won't be eligible. 
  • Medicare: After 24 months of receiving SSDI, you should become eligible for Medicare coverage. 
  • Obamacare exchanges: You can sign up for insurance through Covered California, which is the state's Obamacare exchange portal. You may be able to obtain subsidized coverage and you cannot be denied because of a pre-existing condition. 
  • COBRA: If you leave your job due to your disability, you can retain coverage for a period of time after you've left work. However, you'll need to pay full premiums. 

A Los Angeles disability attorney can help you to apply for SSI or SSDI as quickly as possible after you become disabled so you can get qualified for these benefits and start the process of becoming eligible for medical coverage as well. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

 

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Disability Advocates Group is a law firm dedicated to serving individuals who have become disabled and are seeking to obtain the benefits they need and deserve. At Disability Advocates Group, we specialize in representing disabled clients in their claims for Social Security Disability Benefits.

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