Social Security Disability Lawyer Columbia SC


Many people hold off from applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because they assume that they themselves do not meet all of the requirements. However, more people actually meet these requirements than you may think.


According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the definition of disability under Social Security is different than other programs. SSA will only pay for total disability, not partial or short-term disability. Under their rules, you are considered disabled if you meet the following requirements:

  • You cannot do the type of work you did before.
  • You have worked and paid into Social Security, earning the sufficient work credits
  • The SSA decides you cannot adjust to other work because of your condition
  • You disability has lasted or is expected to last at least one year, or result in death.

To decide whether or not you are qualified for disability based off of the SSA standards, give us a call at (803) 661-7429 or fill out a free initial consultation form.


Social Security Disability is not just for adults.  Once your child turns 18, the Law Offices of Carter Martling, PC can assist you in security benefits for them.  For a child with a disability to receive benefits on your record after the age of 18, the following rules apply:

  • The impairment must have started before the age of 22
  • They must meet the SSA’s definition of disability for an adult
  • One parent must be disabled, retired, or diseased

The requirements listed above aren’t as cut and dry as it may seem.  Successfully applying for Social Security Disability can take a lot of time and effort, but with Carter Martling, PC you don’t have to worry about dealing with all the red tape. We’ll do it for you.

Contact us to get the right information for Social Security Disability requirements and benefits.

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