Can you file for social security disability during your maritime Jones Act case?
Can a Jones Act seaman file for Social Security disability?
I’m attorney Tim Young. I practice maritime law in New Orleans, Louisiana and in this video I want to discuss with you whether or not an injured Jones Act maritime worker can apply for Social Security disability after his maritime injury. The short answer is yes. Under maritime law you are absolutely allowed to apply for Social Security disability. We encourage all of our clients to do so. It’s an extra avenue that you can pursue to get income while you’re injured after your maritime accident. A Jones Act maritime seaman who is injured can apply for Social Security disability.
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