After a person chooses a career and spends a decade or more in the field, they expect to wake up every morning with the ability and the expertise necessary to continue working. Unfortunately, for thousands of Americans each year, this assumption is quickly dispelled when they are injured and wake up to find that they can no longer contribute to their livelihood.
If you are no longer able to participate in the workforce due to a severe disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability insurance that can alleviate the anxiety of providing for your welfare and the welfare of your family. The program is incredibly beneficial, but it involves a complicated and time-consuming application process.
If you find yourself in need of social security disability insurance (SSDI) but the application process is overwhelming, we can help you. At the Elliot Green Law Offices, we offer a straightforward service that is designed to get you the benefits that you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, Call Us At 718-260-8668 Today!
1. How Can I Find Out If My Injury Qualifies For SSDI?
The SSA releases a book that lists approved disabilities. This is a good place to start when deciding whether or not you should apply. If your condition is not listed, don’t panic; there are many common conditions that aren’t listed, so you may still qualify.
2. How Long Will I Have To Wait Before My Benefits Begin?
There is a five month waiting period between the date that you were disabled and when you are eligible for your benefits. If you have waited for an extended period of time to apply (longer than a year), there may be some stipulations that a lawyer can help you work through.
3. My Application Was Denied, Does That Mean I Can’t Win Benefits?
Most initial claims are denied, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t end up qualifying for benefits. It only means that the SSA has determined that you don’t qualify based on the information that they have. There may be gaps in your medical history or work history that prevent approval. Fortunately, you can appeal their decision.
4. How Do Appeals Work?
Your letter of denial should tell you how you can appeal. The SSA advises that there are four levels to the appeals process. You must appeal within 60 days to be considered, so make sure to get in touch with an attorney to determine if an appeal is the best course of action.
5. Where Can I Find Out More?
When working with a government agency, it is always helpful to speak with someone who is an expert on the matter. At Elliot Green Law Offices, we can offer SSDI expertise and practical advice. We can also act as your representative, so you won’t need to suffer through long hearings and difficult paperwork. To learn more about how we can help, Call Us At 718-260-8668 Today!