FAQ About Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) financially helps those unable to work because of an illness or disability. Though this aid is a right of incapacitated Americans, it is tough to attain because of the strict and complicated application process. Here are some frequently asked questions about SSDI and how to apply for this benefit.
Who Is Eligible For SSDI?
Social Security defines disability as a medical problem or physical issue that keeps you from performing any significant amount of work for at least 12 months. SSDI measures the level of functional capability and work capacity of an applicant to determine disability. SSA requires that an applicant has accumulated sufficient years of work (defined as work credits) to be eligible for SSDI. The applicant’s education and training are taken into account when considering equivalent work at other employment.
What Benefits Are Available?
If you qualify, you will receive monthly payments. The amount of your payment is based on the income that had Social Security taxes deducted. SSA will not pay for the first five months of your disability.
What Is The Process To Apply?
The first step in the process is filling out an SSDI application, which includes work, medical and financial history. It is essential to include evidence about your condition that supports your eligibility under the SSD criteria. Many applicants get professional assistance to apply for SSDI benefits.
What Happens If An Application Is Denied?
If your application gets denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. Many applicants retain the services of a lawyer to appeal a denial. Moving through the appeals process can take months to years. At Hilado Law, we understand that our clients need help that will take their appeal through the system as quickly as possible. We deliver on our promise of quick and complete legal services.
Call Today For More Information
Hilado Law has helped people in the Orlando area successfully apply for SSDI since 1993, and we can help you too. Call 407-686-1723 today for more information and learn what conditions qualify for disability or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation with a disability lawyer.