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How long a disability has to last for SSDI benefits

One option that injured workers sometimes have is to claim benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This is different than other benefits in a few key ways, one of which is the relatively narrow scope of the qualifying injuries. Another difference is how long that disability is expected to last.

Can I qualify for disability benefits due to asthma?

The short answer to this question is "yes". However, depending on your age and clinical findings, it may be a major obstacle. Individuals who are under the age of 50 must generally show that they are unable to perform any and all full-time employment due to their disabilities in order to qualify for disability benefits. Generally, individuals over 50 must show that they are unable to perform their past work that was performed on a full-time basis in the last 15 years and must show that they are limited to "at best" sedentary work (i.e. sit down work) or, if over 55, light work (generally standing or walking for 6 hours total and/or lifting 20 lbs. occasionally). Thus, it would be much easier to qualify for disability on the basis of asthma for someone 55 and older with past work involving heavy lifting or exertion or pulmonary irritants that would trigger asthma symptoms.

What is Retirement, Survivors & Disability Insurance?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI) program. A portion of an individual's earnings or payroll taxes fund gets withdrawn from their paycheck. The SSA divides these funds among applicants depending on whether they meet eligibility requirements.

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