For people who are disabled and unable to work, the Social Security disability program is supposed to provide benefits and assistance. Individuals can seek assistance under the Supplemental Security Income program or Social Security Disability Insurance. To receive benefits, eligible individuals have to apply and meet certain medical criteria. The government will review the application to determine whether or not the individual is eligible for benefits.
If the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that the individual is not eligible to receive benefits, they may be able to appeal the decision. However, before appealing the decision, you may want to consider talking to Social Security disability attorney. They may be able to advise you on why your claim was denied, and help to make sure your disability application is approved.
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits are paid to individuals who have earned enough Social Security credits, and are unable to work because of a disability that will last for at least a year or end in death. According to the SSA, 1 out of every 4 people who are 20-years-old today will become disabled before they reach the age of 67.More than 10 million people are assisted by the disability program. Spouses and children may also be eligible for payments under the Social Security disability system.
In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, an individual has to have worked in jobs covered by the system. They must also have a medical condition that meets the program's definition of a disability. Once approved, the individual will receive monthly cash benefits. In some cases, if they become able to work again, special work incentives provide continued benefits and health care while they make the transition back to work.
According to the SSA, a “disability” means that you cannot do the work you did before, you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition, and your disability has lasted or is expected to last for 12 months or result in death. Your condition must interfere with basic work-related activities to be considered disabled. The SSA may not consider you disabled if you are still working in 2016 and earning more than $1,130 a month.
There are a number of conditions that the SSA considers severe enough to prevent an individual from doing any gainful activity. These may include chronic heart failure, cystic fibrosis, schizophrenia, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, leukemia, Lou Gehrig's disease, and cancer.
Denied Social Security Disability
Many people do not understand why their Social Security Disability application is denied. There could be a number of reasons why the government denied the application. The application could be denied because of a medical reason, non-medical reason, or because of a simple mistake. An individual can appeal the denial through contacting the Social Security Administration, or appealing online.
Appeals may go through reconsideration, a hearing by an administrative law judge, review by the Appeals Council, or a federal court review. Reconsideration is a complete review by someone who did not review the initial application. They will look at the evidence submitted and any new evidence. If the reconsideration is denied, the individual can ask for a hearing before an administrative law judge. Beyond the hearing, the individual may seek a review by the Appeals Council, or file a federal lawsuit.
Hiring a Social Security Disability Lawyer
After a Social Security claim is denied or rejected, many people may just give up. They may think that it is difficult, or even impossible to get the government to change their mind. This is why you should consider talking to an experienced attorney about your Social Security claim. A Social Security disability lawyer understands what it takes to win a Social Security disability case.
Some people may think that they don't have enough money to hire a lawyer for their Social Security disability case. However, in many cases you can hire an experienced attorney for no money upfront. Additionally, you may be able to hire an attorney on a contingency fee basis. This means that your lawyer will only get paid if they win your case. If your Social Security claim was denied, you may have nothing to lose by contacting an attorney to fight for you.
Social Security Disability Attorney
Do not give up if you were denied a disability claim by the Social Security Administration. A Social Security disability lawyer can fight for you to get your claim approved. If you are injured or disabled, the Social Security program is supposed to provide you benefits. Your personal Social Security disability attorney will help guide you through the claims process and advise you of your options. Call Gilman & Bedigian today for a free consultation so you can get the compensation you deserve.