Most applicants who petition for SSDI assistance are required to meet two
different earnings tests. The first one is the "recent work"
test. This is a test that is based on your age in correlation with the
time that you became disabled. The government will evaluate how long you
have been out of work and the extent of your need based on your circumstances.
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), there are certain
work requirements associated with different ages. For example, if you
became disabled in or before the quarter that you turned 24-years-old,
then you will need about 1.5 years of work during the three year period
that ends with the quarter when your disability began.
Also, if you became disabled in the quarter after you turned 24 and anytime
in between then and the quarter that you turn 31, then you will be evaluated
by a different standard. To qualify for disability, you will generally
need to prove that you worked during half the time for the period beginning
with the quarter after you turned 21 and ending with the quarter when
you became disabled. This means that if you became disabled when you were
29, then you will need four years of work, as this would be half of the
If your disability began in the quarter after you turned 31 or later, then
you will need prove that you worked five years out of the 10-year period
that ends with the quarter when your disability began. These working tests
are used to prove that applicants have contributed to society and made
an effort to hold a job until disability prevented them from being able
to do so. If you run into complications with the recent work test, then
you will want a
SSDI lawyer there to assist you. Hire an attorney at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC to represent
you when you petition for acceptance!