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Social Security Disability Lawyers

Last updated: November 19, 2023

Do you or a loved one struggle with a disability? If this is the case, Social Security disability lawyers can assist you. Every year, thousands of people are injured in car accidents or are diagnosed with medical issues that prevent them from working. 

If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Administration (SSA) monthly disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

Since the application process for SSDI or SSI benefits can be time-consuming, consulting with an experienced SSDI and SSI lawyer should be done as soon as possible. In the event that you make even one mistake, an SSI claim processor will deny your claim, requireing you to appeal.

What Is The Difference Between SSDI And SSI Benefits?

In order to apply for Social Security benefits, the first step is to find out if you are eligible for them. SSDI benefits are only available to people who are unable to work due to a serious disability. You'll need to demonstrate the serious nature of your disability, and you'll need sufficient work credits as a result of your contributions to the Social Security System.

Adults and children with qualifying disabilities who have fewer resources and income are eligible for SSI benefits. Social Security disability attorneys advise starting the application process for benefits as early as possible.

Qualifying For Social Security Disability Insurance

The most difficult part of applying for SSDI benefits is proving your eligibility. If you do not fulfill the SSDI requirements for SSDI benefits, the SSA claims adjusters will deny your application. This will require the need to make an appeal regarding the decision. The SSA will take into account the intensity of your medical issue when reviewing your application.

You may get eligible for SSDI benefits if your medical condition is listed in the SSDI Blue Book. However, even if your condition isn't clearly specified in the Blue Book, you may still be eligible for SSDI benefits. Part of that process entails gathering evidence from experts, such as medical doctors, about the severity of the patient's condition.

The claims evaluators will also check if you are currently employed. Your work history will be reviewed to determine if you can perform the work you did before becoming disabled. Depending on your disability, they may also consider if there is any other type of work for which you are still qualified.

Appealing An SSDI Or SSI Denial

SSDI and SSI applications are usually denied by the SSA on the first try. If you are being denied benefits by the Social Security Administration, you should contact an experienced lawyer immediately. 

Your request for reconsideration must be submitted within 60 days of receiving notice of denial. The SSA will not allow you to appeal its decision if you do not request reconsideration in time.

Once the SSA approves an application, the applicant will receive benefits from the day they applied. Social Security disability lawyers are a wise choice before submitting an application, since it can be confusing. 

If you’re interested in finding out how to file for disability, explore Disability Help for more useful resources to unlock some of your questions on social security and disability. 

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Zoey Appleton
Zoey has worked with Cheri for years and has been creating the best articles not only for Disability Help but for our readers. Her job hits close to home for she has a brother with special needs. She hopes to see science and technology pave the way for a better life, with Disability Help to cover it and share it with those that need it.
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