What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability is a government program that is in place to provided disabled people with compensation so that can live a substantive life. Not everyone can qualify for Social Security Disability. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, you must have been a working citizen and pay Social Security tax for a particular time period before you became disabled and unable to work.
When should I begin the application process for Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you have been injured or have an illness that you believe prevents you from working for one year or more, then you should begin the social security disability application process as soon as possible. You do not need to wait to apply for Social Security Benefits until you have been out of work for a year or more.
Why do I need a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Anyone is able to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Disability lawyers can make a tremendous difference in gaining Social Security Disability benefits in a timely manner. In addition, it does not cost you anything up front to hire a disability lawyer. Instead, the lawyer is paid once you receive your benefits.
What is the Social Security Administration's Definition of Disability?
According to the SSA, a person who is disabled or is unable to obtain substantial gainful employment because they have either a mental disability or a physical disability such as an injury or illness for a period more than 12 months. If you have a disability but you are still able to earn more than $700 per month, you will generally not be able to receive Social Security Disability Benefits.
What do I do if I am denied Social Security Disability Benefits after I apply?
Many people are denied the first time they apply. You can appeal this decision. Our disability lawyers can assist you with this Social Security Disability appeal- appeal Immediately- The Social Security Administration sets strict time limits on the window within which you must appeal a negative decision on your initial application. You must submit the first appeal which is called a Request for Reconsideration, within 60 days of receiving the denial letter
What happens when I win my Social Security Disability Appeal?
You will be awarded Social Security Disability benefits from the point when it is determined that you were disabled. Depending how long you have been disabled or how long the appeal took, this could be a large sum.
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