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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability in Indianapolis?

If you can’t work, that alone doesn’t guarantee that you’ll receive Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration is a large government agency and they use a very specific legal system to determine who receives benefits. The only way you’ll win benefits is if you meet the agency’s strict definition of “disabled.”

Disability attorney Frank Hanley can help you figure out if you do. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start helping you. Contact us to discuss your disability case.

To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you must be unable to work and you must meet the definition of disabled.

If you think you may qualify for disability benefits, let us help with your application.

How do I know if I’m eligible to apply for Social Security? There are two types of Social Security Benefits: SSDI and SSI.


The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you meet three criteria:

1) You are disabled,

2) You have earned enough work credits through Social Security taxes, and

3) As of the date you became disabled, you must have worked under Social Security at least 5 of the last 10 years.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program for disabled adults who have limited income and resources.

What is the meaning of “disabled”?

Under the rules set forth by Social Security, you’re considered disabled if your medical condition or injury is expected to keep you from working for at least one full year (or result in death). Your disability can be a physical condition, a mental condition, or a combination of a variety of conditions.

If you can’t work, you need to schedule regular medical appointments so you have enough medical evidence to prove your case to Social Security.

In general, Social Security considers you disabled if:

  • You can no longer do work that you did before;
  • You can’t adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

Contact us today about your disability case. Our experience can make all the difference. 



   Mr. Hanley, I realize it’s been a few months since my case was settled. However, I just wanted to thank you for your attention to detail with my case. Thank you for everything. God bless you!