The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires every individual to earn enough “credits” during their employment in order to qualify for SSDI benefits when they become disabled, according to the Social Security website.

The number of credits required may vary depending on the age the worker who suffers from a disability. Usually, workers need to earn at least 40 working credits during their employment tenure. Younger individuals, on the other hand, may require fewer credits to become qualified for disability benefits. The SSA computes the credits depending on the total annual income of the worker. For example, this year, workers get one (1) credit for each $1,220 earned. However, only four credits can be earned per year, and the monetary amount that makes up a credit will alter every year.

If you are applying or appealing for your SSDI benefits, it is important to enlist a skilled lawyer who will tirelessly work for you throughout the whole process. Find out how the Indiana lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider may work for you by calling (317) 634-8565.