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Answering the Question: When should I apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Understanding when I should apply for Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie from Sharon Christie Law

Answering the question when should I apply for Social Security Disability Benefits is very important in the early stages of your Social Security Disability Benefits Case. Here at Sharon Christie Law we have been asked that question countless times during our initial conversations with potential clients. The easiest answer is this: when you reach the point that your health problems have caused you to either stop working entirely or to cut back your hours to the point that you are earning less than $1,180.00 a month before taxes. That is a very important point because when you have reached that point because of your health conditions that is the time to apply.

Remember that Social Security Disability means that you are not able to do any type of work at all on a substantial gainful activity basis because of your health problems and substantial gainful activity is measured in terms of being able to earn a certain amount of money. So right now if you are able to earn $1,180.00 a month or more before taxes, Social Security says you are not disabled, but if you stopped working or your hours are so limited that you earn less than that because of your health problems you should apply. We hope that has answered your question: When should I apply for Social Security Disability Benefits.

About Sharon Christie Law: 

Sharon Christie is the owner and founder of Sharon Christie Law, and is an attorney and former nurse. Her team of professionals and paraprofessionals help people win Social Security Disability Benefits! Our Social Security Disability Law Firm serves clients in MarylandSouthern PennsylvaniaNorthern Virginia, and Washington DC.