What is SSD?
Social Security Disability offers financial relief for those who are unable to return to work for a year or longer because of a disability. The program is a payroll-tax funded initiative from the government that may be supplied on a temporary or permanent basis.
Do I Qualify?
You can qualify for Social Security disability if you have a disability that will keep you from work for at least a year. You also must have worked in a job that paid taxes into Social Security in order to qualify for benefits.
What Are The Next Steps?
If you are disabled and no longer have a source of income, what are you supposed to do while you’re waiting, year after year, for your claim to be resolved? The Social Security system doesn’t have much of an answer. It almost seems as if they hope you’ll starve to death so they won’t have to pay you. Individuals with seemingly obvious disability claims due to diabetes, back injuries, cancer, stroke, heart failure, obesity, joint replacement, and other serious medical problems are denied every day.
In order to forestall economic disaster, it is absolutely crucial that you learn as much as possible about how the system works and file your claim correctly:
First of all, and most crucially, you must file your claim as soon as possible, considering the long timeline. You must file it properly so that your chances at success are maximized.
And last, but certainly not least, you must include any and all supportive materials, especially medical records. If you don’t, your claim will be denied 100% of the time.
There is more, of course, including the exact form the medical records and statements should take to maximize your chances at a positive outcome.
Moreover, there are many areas where someone who really knows the system can help. What exactly qualifies as a disability? How soon can you file? What do you need to file? Can you work while you’re waiting for your claim to be resolved – without getting disqualified? Where can you get help in the meantime? How does Social Security disability relate to SSI?
There are so many questions, so many potential traps that, if not handled properly, could delay the successful resolution of your claim, or even sabotage it altogether.
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