Q I want to work until age 65 in Massachusetts but am disabled and afraid I won't make it to that age. What happens if I can't?
If you become disabled before you reach retirement age and are unable to work, you are not alone. According to the Social Security Administration disability program, about three of every ten workers will find themselves unable to work before they are ready to retire.
The most common reasons for disability are arthritis, back problems and cancer. If you suffer from one of these conditions or any other disability, you may be able to receive help from the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI).
If your disability has lasted or will last for at least one year, your condition makes it impossible to do your job or another job, and you have worked at least five of the last ten years, you may qualify for SSDI benefits. The average benefit ranges from $1,100 to $1,200 per month.
If you live in Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Rhode Island, please contact Keefe Disability Law for a free consultation. We can help you apply for benefits and see you through the confusing process until your first check arrives. Our toll free number is 888-904-6847. Let's get started today.