Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits if Your Spouse Works?

Becoming disabled can be very overwhelming, and the process of seeking help can be just as such. Many questions may arise, such as how you’ll continue supporting your family or whether you qualify for assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Determining eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) through the SSA can be confusing and complex, but help may be more within reach than you think. A question clients often ask our Social Security disability attorneys is whether they can still qualify for SSDI benefits if their spouse has an income? The short answer to this is yes, they can, and in this post, we’ll explain why.  

Impact of Spouse’s Income on Your SSDI Benefits

SSDI is designed to protect American workers that become disabled as well as their families. Therefore, if you’re out of work due to a recent disability, you will likely have difficulty paying bills and supporting your household even if your spouse is working. This is where SSDI comes in, providing much-needed financial assistance to those struggling to maintain their household due to a disability with no spousal income limits.

To qualify for SSDI, you must have a medical condition recognized by the SSA as a disability that has lasted for at least a year or will result in death. Additionally, you must have been employed long enough to have paid into the SSA system. Therefore, the longer you have been working and paying taxes, the more likely your chances of receiving benefits are.

To learn more about your eligibility to receive SSDI, speak with an experienced Social Security disability lawyer at Henson Fuerst by calling 919-781-1107.

Questions About Applying for SSDI or What to do if Denied? Contact Henson Fuerst.

Whether you’re applying for disability benefits, waiting for a decision to be made, or have been denied by SSA, the entire process can cause you and your family a lot of stress. To ensure the most stress-free application process, hiring a Social Security Disability lawyer with a track record of success is essential. At Henson Fuerst, we are equipped and ready to take on the SSA to get you on the road towards a better tomorrow.

Have you been out of work due to a life-altering disability and are struggling to make ends meet? We are here to help. Speak with the Social Security Disability attorneys at Henson Fuerst by filling out and submitting a contact form below or calling our office toll-free at 919-781-1107 for a free case evaluation today.

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