No, but you have to be diagnosed with either a condition that is likely to result in death, or a temporary disability that will prevent you from performing any work for at least a year. For disabilities that will go away after a year or more, benefits are available to cover at least part of your lost wages during the time you are unable to work. If your condition will likely be fatal, a state government program is available to provide you with the funds to pay for your living expenses during the time you have left, and to help you or your family with the cost of your medical care.
The Law Offices of Cliff Enten has experience handling Social Security Disability claims. Contact our offices serving Greeley, Denver, Colorado Springs and the entire state to make an appointment to meet with a lawyer and receive a free case evaluation. You can come to our office, or we can meet you at your home or hospital room. We’re here to help you.