Who Qualifies for Social Security?
Types of Jobs That Are NOT Covered By SSD
Unfortunately, not all individuals are covered by Social Security Disability benefits because of the jobs that they have. Some employees work in certain situations that don’t qualify under the requirements set forth by the Social Security Administration. It is important to understand what these jobs are before you attempt to begin the Social Security Disability benefits application.
Jobs not covered by Social Security may include, but are not limited to the following:
- State government workers
- Local government workers
- Federal employees
- Railroad employees
- Family business employees under the age of 21
There are some circumstances in which these jobs may be effected, however, so discussing with a lawyer may be beneficial. Some local and state governments make the decision to opt out of Social Security coverage and their employees would not qualify. Railroad workers of 10+ years may also not qualify. If you know that you do not qualify for Social Security benefits because of your occupation, you shouldn’t begin the application process.
Free Consultation: Speak with a New Jersey SSD Legal Team
If you have any questions about filing for social security disability or have already applied and were denied, call Levinson Axelrod for a free consultation. Because it is so important to understand your rights, your claim, and your options, it is important to speak with a New Jersey attorney. Levinson Axelrod will help you understand your rights and inform you if you qualify to apply for benefits. Our consultations are free and attorney fees in social security disability matters are contingent, meaning there is no charge unless we are successful in your claim or appeal. The amount of the fee is set by the Social Security Administration and is a percentage of the disability claim.
We want to make sure that if you do qualify, you have strong representation and the assistance you need to recover benefits.
Our firm has been dedicated to helping workers since 1939 and it has shown in everything we do. We have helped recover more than $1 billion for our clients in different practice areas, and the same tenacious advocacy rings true for individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits.