Filing for Social Security Disability benefits can be very difficult to do on your own. You will often need help from a SSDI attorney if you want to avoid making mistakes and if you simply want to make your life easier.
Methods Available for Filing for Social Security
The good news is that you have options available when filing for benefits. In the past, you would only be able to file for SSDI benefits in person at an office or over the phone. While you can still choose these options, you now have the third option of applying for benefits online.
Your Odds of Being Approved
Getting approved is very difficult. Fortunately, most denials are at the initial application stage and you'll have an easier time getting accepted the second time if you are working closely with a disability attorney.
In some cases, the reasons for denial might be difficult to overcome. For example, you might not have enough of a work history or you may be earning too much to qualify. For example, you might have another passive income that you are earning too much from. However, to qualify for SSDI, your income must be below a certain amount.
Another situation is where your medical condition is not considered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to be severe enough. However, it can be difficult for the SSA to know how difficult it is to maintain employment with your medical condition. However, when you are denied for medical reasons, you are allowed to request a hearing. The approval rating for a hearing is double that of the initial approval rating. However, you will have an even better chance of being approved if you're working with a disability attorney.
Situations Where You Will Need Help Applying
If you have a severe mental impairment, you will want to ask for help when applying for benefits. You may find it difficult to focus on the application process because of your injuries and the pain and fatigue you feel as a result.
One of the most difficult parts of applying for SSDI is how long it will take. If you are injured and unable to work, you will likely need benefits as soon as possible. However, even when you are approved the first time, you'll have to wait a long time. Fortunately, with the help of a disability attorney, you'll be able to speed along the process.
For more information, contact a disability attorney in your area.