If you have a permanent disability that affects your ability to work, and therefore your quality of life, you are likely to be eligible for Social Security Disability. Unfortunately, you may not always be able to prove that you are eligible on your own, or may run into unexpected roadblocks that you find possible to overcome by yourself. If that’s the case, it’s time to get some legal help and finally receive the disability you deserve.
What Is Social Security Disability?
If you have a medical condition that is supposed to last for a year or more, according to a medical provider, you are eligible for Social Security Disability. You are also eligible if the condition is expected to end in death. If you or a loved on has such a condition, then Social Security Disability is your right, helping you get your affairs in order or maintain your standard of living while waiting for life to go back to normal.
It’s important to note that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are different. While both are administered by the Social Security Administration, and you might qualify for either program, you have to meet the criteria of each individual program to qualify for the benefits of that individual program.
The good thing about Social Security Disability is that you can also get insurance, which, as long as you are insured, pays benefits to your family as well as you under certain circumstances.
How Do You Collect Social Security Disability?
So just how do you collect Social Security Disability, and what are you supposed to do if you’ve tried to collect it but have been denied? This is a good question, and it’s one you may not know how to answer on your own. The basic progression looks like this:
- Apply for Social Security Disability
- Wait to hear the decision about whether or not you qualify
- If you do not qualify, you may start an appeal online to request that your application be reviewed again
- In the case of needing a review, your chances are greatly increased if you are working with an attorney with experience in such cases. When you do not, you’re more likely to lose out again and will have no chance of appealing again until your status changes.
Finding a Social Security Attorney
If you want the best chance of winning an appeal and getting the Social Security Disability that you are owed, you should file your case as early as possible. An attorney can help you craft an effective case that is most likely to win and can craft the appropriate legal arguments for every stage of the appeals process, giving you the best chance of success overall.
When you’re ready to learn more about Social Security Disability and your eligibility to receive it, call Williams and Williams Law Firm, LLC at (770) 823-2711 or email us today. We have the experience you need to get your case heard and succeed.