How to Apply for Disability in Ohio

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    How Do You Apply for Disability Benefits in Ohio?

    If you get disabled in the state of Ohio, you may want to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to combat the stress caused by the disability. Winning benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) may help you win the benefits you need and deserve. Therefore, you must understand if you meet the criteria for SSDI or SSI benefits. An experienced and knowledgeable SSDI or SSI benefits lawyer at Liner Legal may help you understand if you meet the qualification criteria for the two disability programs.

    If you or a loved one has any doubts or queries about your disability benefits in the state of Ohio, this blog post may help you clear them.

    Eligibility for Ohio Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Eligibility for Ohio Social Security Disability Benefits?

    To receive Ohio SSD benefits, you must establish that your illness or injury satisfies the definition of disability definition set by the SSA. For this purpose, the SSA requires you to show that your disability must be a-

    1. medically determinable
    2. physical or mental impairment,
    3. that lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months (or result in death),
    4. and prevents you from performing substantial gainful activities.

    You may prove these eligibility conditions in the form of medical records, doctor’s reports, test results, or other such documents establishing the nature and character of your impairment(s).

    Moreover, the SSA does not pay benefit payments for short-term disability. Therefore, the impairment(s) must have lasted for at least one year or must be expected to last for one year or result in death. During this period, your earned income must not exceed the maximum allowable income eligibility limit prescribed by the Social Security Administration. In 2023, a disability benefits recipient can earn up to $1,470 per month without any issue in their monthly payments.

    Winning Enough Work Credits for Disability Benefits in Ohio

    SSDI benefits are financed by Social Security taxes. Therefore, only those workers and former workers are eligible to qualify for the program who have paid sufficient Social Security taxes out of their income at a job or through self-employment.

    You earn four work credits for every quarter in which you earn a minimum income and contribute to Social Security. Generally, you need forty work credits to win SSDI benefits, and you must have won half of those credits within 10 years preceding your disability.

    The amount of money that you must earn to win a work credit is prescribed by the SSA. In 2023, you get one work credit for each $1,640 that you earn.

    Are You Eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits in Ohio?

    It may happen that you meet the SSA definition and standard of disability but do not have sufficient work credits to qualify for SSDI benefits. In such a case, you may qualify for Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits in Ohio. The SSI is a needs-based benefits program designed to provide some financial support to disabled people having scarce financial resources. To win Ohio SSI benefits, you are required to meet the income and resource limitations set by the SSA for determining eligibility under this program.

    However, the rules and regulations for winning SSI benefits are overly confusing and complicated. An accomplished SSI benefits lawyer at our office could however help you apply for Ohio SSI benefits.

    How Do You Apply for Disability Benefits in Ohio?

    There are three ways to apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Ohio. There are three ways to apply for disability benefits in the state-

    1. Online: You can apply online at Social Security Administration’s website-
    2. Telephone: You can apply for SSD benefits over the telephone by contacting at SSA’s toll free number- 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
    3. In-person: You can also apply for SSD benefits physically in Ohio by visiting your local Social Security field office.

    At Liner Legal, we have been helping Ohio residents apply successfully for SSDI and SSI benefits. We know what the SSA wants to see in your application and can help you prepare accordingly. Moreover, we can also help you appeal a notice of denial at various levels of the SSD appeals process.

    Contact an experienced Ohio SSD lawyer at Liner Legal

    If you are unable to work because of physical or mental impairment(s), you may find it difficult to make ends meet as an Ohio resident. Moreover, finding all the medical records, diagnosis reports, and other documentation to apply for disability benefits may not be an easy task. In fact, less than one-third of all applications for SSDI or SSI benefits are approved by the SSA.

    At our office, an experienced and knowledgeable Ohio SSD benefits lawyer can help you successfully apply for the benefits you need and deserve. Contact Liner Legal today for a free consultation and claim review.

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