Social Security Disability Insurance is there for people who have very limited income and assets, but who are in need because of a physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least 12 months or end in death.
The first question you may have is: Does my illness qualify me for benefits?
The Social Security Administration has a listing of impairments that qualify people for benefits. There are certain conditions, which must be documented, that are recognized as likely to be terminal. These have expedited consideration and benefits.
If your condition is not on the list of impairments, you may still be considered for benefits if multiple conditions are found to make you "disabled" and unable to work.
The Next Issue Is: What Is The Process For Me To Apply Successfully For Prompt Payments?
Like the process for Supplemental Security Income, the application process for Social Security Disability Income usually takes several months. The majority of initial applications are denied. This is not cause for discouragement. We recommend you to speak with a Huntington Social Security Disability lawyer before you apply. We know what you need, and we know the pitfalls.
Regardless, it is likely that you will need to appeal a denied claim in a "reconsideration." If you are again denied, you will have the opportunity for a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Hiring an attorney who knows the process increases the likelihood of your being approved initially, and if this does not happen, of being approved and receiving benefits sooner than if you attempt the process on your own.
Our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience. We understand the importance of obtaining denied benefits to support yourself and your family. Contact us.
Need help with a Social Security appeal? We're here. Call a Huntington SSD attorney now, day or night: 304-521-4572 or toll free: 877-262-3376.