What are my chances of being approved for Social Security disability benefits?

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) exists for people who have become disabled and unable to work. The benefits provide an income when someone is not able to work, but getting approved for the benefits can be difficult. Most people have their application denied the first time, unless they have a terminal illness. But being denied does not mean that you do not qualify, and if your claim has been denied you should have it examined by a legal professional. Knowing the system and how it works increases your chances of being approved, and our staff is dedicated to helping you get the benefits you deserve.

Some of the factors that play a role in whether your application for SSDI is approved are:

  • The type of disability you have, and how strong the medical evidence is that you are disabled.
  • Your age.
  • Your level of education.
  • Your work history, and the amount of work credits earned.

Keep in mind that the exact disability you have been diagnosed with is not the determining factor, it is how that disability interferes with and prevents you from working. When benefits are awarded it is because the Social Security Administration has examined your disability, your limitations due to that disability, your work history, your age, and other factors unique to just you. There is also not a set percentage of claims that are denied versus those that are approved. The process is individual and you need a strong advocate on your side to put your best case forward. Our track record shows we know what it takes to get benefits approved, and what to do if an initial denial is made. Let us help you today, so you get the payments you deserve. The programs offered were designed years ago, with the purpose of giving financial security to people who have become unable to work. These programs are made possible through the work you have already performed, and are not “handouts” or charity. If you have earned the credits for disability and actually become disabled, taking advantage of the benefits offered will give you the peace of mind you need when faced with financial hardship.

If you have questions about how to qualify for disability benefits, call a knowledgeable attorney for help. Contact us online today for more information. We can also be reached at 855-727-6353.