General Information about Social Security Disability

The Social Security Disabilities Act governs the Social Security monetary benefits, which are determined by your age and current income. If you are permanently disabled and are unable to work for at least one full year due to a medically determined physical or mental condition, or if your condition will result in death, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability.

To qualify for benefits, you need to have documentation support your claim and complete specific forms. When, where and how to file may become complicated. If your case is denied, it may be appealed.

Contact an Iowa Social Security disability lawyer representing clients in Mason City, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation.

Disability Eligibility

The basic requirement to qualify for Social Security Disability is that you have become disabled and unable to work in the occupation you did before and Social Security decides that you cannot adjust to other work due to your medical condition. Your disability must be expected to last for at least one year or will result in death. Only total disability is covered by Social Security Disability and there is no coverage for partial or short-term disability.

Social Security has a specific evaluation process to determine your eligibility for disability benefits under federal standards. This includes previous and current work activity, your medical condition and how the condition impacts your ability to work.

If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Iowa Social Security disability attorney, representing clients in Mason City, Iowa at the Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.. Give us a call at (641) 423-6223 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.