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Off The Record – SSD – Eligibility For SSD

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Hi, everyone. My name is Craig Rosasco, Managing Partner of the law firm of Turley, Redmond and Rosasco here in Garden City with offices also in Suffolk County and New York City. Today, we’re going to talk about eligibility for Social Security Disability. How does one become eligible to collect their regular retirement at an early age based upon a disability?

First thing we have to look at is, are you eligible? Have you earned enough credits in your place of employment to make you eligible? Typically, you need 40 credits to be eligible to get Social Security Disability. How do you earn those credits? By working. Typically, you can earn up to four credits per year. And the amount of money that is needed to earn a credit is approximately $1,400 for the first credit. If you earn $5,800 over the course of the calendar year, that will earn you the four credits as required, and the maximum amount of credits that you could earn in that calendar year.

Ultimately, it comes down to what is your age. If you’re over 31 years old, you’re typically going to need a higher amount of credits. If you’re under age 31, it is lower. So what I want you to do, I want you to call me so we could discuss your eligibility for Social Security Disability. I’m here at the office all the time. 516-308-2013. I know the Social Security Administration law, and I’ll walk you through it. Call me now.

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