When you become disabled because of a serious accident or illness, life can suddenly seem unmanageable. In addition to the daunting medical issues you face, you may be worrying about how your family will survive financially. The good news is that the U.S. government provides Social Security Disability benefits for people in your situation. However, applying for and receiving these benefits can be a complicated and often disheartening process.Do You Have a Case?
Many qualified applicants are denied through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, appealing the denial can be just as complex and disappointing as the initial application process. Here are the facts:
First, you must meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disability:
Individuals with temporary disabilities do not qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
Next, you must determine which of the following categories of benefits you qualify for:
These benefits are designed for workers who have a long-term disabling injury or illness. You are entitled to benefits under these programs based on your own work history or that of your parent or spouse.
These benefits are intended for children with disabilities and adults with limited income. Like SSD, applicants must meet specific requirements in order to qualify.
What can I do to make sure I receive the benefits I’m entitled to?
As detailed above, the Social Security disability benefits system is extremely complex, with time-consuming paperwork and lengthy processing times. In addition, many qualified applicants are denied the benefits they deserve, even on appeal.
Research shows applicants who hire an experienced SSD lawyer achieve better results while avoiding unnecessary delays and denials.
A qualified SSD attorney can help you:
“We understand how devastating it can be – physically, emotionally and financially – when you or a loved one becomes disabled,” says Mark Bernstein of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. “If you are attempting to collect Social Security disability benefits, call us. Our experienced and compassionate legal team will help you obtain the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible, even if you’ve been denied before.”
Social Security disability law is complicated, but finding the right lawyer is simple.
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