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Jobs Not Covered by Social Security

Jobs Not Covered by Social Security

New York City Social Security Disability Lawyers

Not all employees are equal in terms of Social Security Disability benefits. There are some employees who work in occupations not covered by Social Security Disability Insurance or “SSDI.” Before you begin the benefits application process, we strongly encourage you to confirm that you work in a capacity that is covered by Social Security.

According to the Social Security Administration, employees who do not qualify for these benefits can include:

  1. Federal Employees
    If you were hired before 1984 and are an employee of the federal government, you likely do not qualify for Social Security benefits because federal employees had not paid the Medicare hospital insurance part of the Social Security tax until January 1983.
  2. Railroad Employees
    If you are an employee of the railroad in any capacity and have been so for 10 or more years, you may not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
  3. State and Local Government Employees
    Some state and local governments opt out of Social Security. Employees of these state and local governments would not qualify.
  4. Children Under 21 Who Work for Their Parents
    If you are under the age of 21 and you work for your parent, you may not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, unless you are 18 or older and work in your parent’s business.

If you are unsure whether you qualify, we encourage you to contact the New York City social security disability lawyers at The Perecman Firm. We are passionate about helping workers recover the benefit dollars they need to survive while they are recovering from a long-term disability or illness.

With 30+ years' experience and over $500 million won for our clients, The Perecman Firm can be trusted to handle your case. Call our NYC SSDI attorneys today for more information!

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The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

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