An Overview Of Disability Benefits

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits are paid to disabled workers, by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Aside from social security retirement payments, SSDI may be the one benefit you have heard about the most but have very few details on how the program works and what is required to qualify. The application process can be complicated and time consuming and most applicants are denied benefits with the initial application. Being denied benefits can be depressing and make you want to give up, but statistics show many benefits are actually granted during the reconsideration or appeals process. We urge you to keep trying, and let us help you get what you need.

An overview of the disability benefits program includes the following information:

  • To be considered for SSDI you have to prove you are disabled.
  • Proving a disability requires you to provide medical evidence of your condition.
  • Some conditions are given automatic approval, but most disabilities do not fall under this category.
  • If you are denied benefits, you can ask for a reconsideration. On reconsideration you will want to be sure and have a qualified attorney assist you, so you do not run the risk of giving the SSA the same data they have already deemed insufficient.
  • Be sure your doctor knows you are seeking disability benefits, so the medical records are complete and accurate. A determination as to how your day to day tasks have become limited due to your disability can be a deciding factor when applying and your medical records can make this fact clear to the SSA.
  • You may also qualify for Supplement Security Income (SSI) if you are disabled, and this benefit is reserved for cases with a dire financial need.
  • There is also healthcare insurance for disabled persons, and you do not have to wait to turn 65 to get the benefits of Medicare.

The amount of information on disability is great, and hard to wade through on your own. Helping people navigate the system is our focus, and we have the qualifications and experience to get the results you need.

For more information and answers to your questions about disability benefits, call an experienced attorney for help. Contact us online today for more information. We can also be reached by phone at 855-727-6353.