Q How Does My Social Security Statement Relate to My SSDI Claim?
Your Social Security Statement keeps you informed of the basic information the Social Security Administration has on file for you and gives you an estimate of retirement or disability benefits you may receive. The statement also gives you some basic facts about Social Security.
Your statement contains a detailed earnings record of your work life from your first job to your current one, as well as the amount you've paid out to Social Security and Medicare over your working career.
This information is reported to the Social Security Administration by your employer, or by you if you are self-employed. It's important to make sure what the Social Security Administration has is correct. Your work history is important, as it's used to decide if you're eligible to receive SSDI. If there are errors, find your W-2 and contact Social Security directly to correct them.
Your statement also gives estimates for monthly benefits you could receive, including disability benefits. It will tell you if you've earned enough credits to qualify for SSDI, as well as explain how your benefits are estimated. You can view your Social Security Statement on line by going to www.ssa.gov.
If you do apply for SSDI and are denied, our office can help with an SSDI appeal. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.