Top Five Things To Know About Disability Benefits

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) payments are awarded to disabled workers who unable to work. If you fit in this category you should talk to a qualified attorney about your chances of filing for and getting these valuable benefits. In order to be approved you will need medical proof of your disability or condition, and will have to make an application for payments with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Having any type of dealing with a governmental agency is off putting to a lot of people, thus many disabled workers forego their opportunity for benefits and have to find other ways to make ends meet. We understand it can be frustrating and overwhelming to apply for benefits, and are here to help make the process less confusing.

The top five things you need to know about how SSDI programs work, so you can maximize your shot at being approved, are:

  • Solid medical records are a must. Without any evidence to support your claim of disability, the SSA will not approve your application.
  • There will probably be a gap between approval and the first payment, you need to be financially prepared for this event.
  • Most applications are denied the first time they are presented. But, that does not mean you are not entitled to benefits and won’t be awarded payment on reconsideration or appeal.
  • There is a timeline you have to follow if you want to seek reconsideration or appeal, and we have the experience you need so that the deadline is not missed.
  • You may want to continue working while your application is pending, or even after it is approved. Doing so is not necessarily disallowed, but it can put your benefits at risk.

Every case is different, so you should not expect the same outcome as a friend or family member. The best way to know what to expect is to sit down with a knowledgeable social security disability attorney today. We have represented over 50,000 people and have the experience you need for a successful case. We do not take a fee until you win your case, so you are not out of pocket any money while you are trying to get benefits.

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