People who are applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, or people who are studying up on the topic, are often left confounded and confused by how complicated the system is. There are a lot of rules and a lot of processes that need to be followed, and so it is only natural that anyone in this position would be left with a lot of questions. This is inherent to Social Security Disability Insurance. People want, and need, their questions answered.
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post about the disability onset date, and how this critical factor is a part of the application process for Social Security disability benefits. Today, we'd like to talk about the application in a general way. There are a lot of factors that go into an individual applying for Social Security Disability Insurance of Supplemental Security Income. Knowing this before "the grind" begins is critical to keeping your spirits up.
It may seem like an insulting topic on some level, but the Social Security Administration will always try to figure out a disabled person's "disability onset date." This is the date when the individual living with the disability became unable to work as a result of his or her disability. Of course, to the subject of this scenario, the date is all too real -- and in fact, they may have been dealing with the effects of the disability far before the official disability onset date.
Sometimes, people are hesitant to hire an attorney because they fear that it will cost too much. However, the attorney is vital for making sure that everything goes right the first time when you apply for social security disability benefits. Statistically, an attorney on your side greatly increases the chances of you getting approved. By contrast, representing yourself increases the likelihood of getting denied, which leads to wasted time and money when you have to repeatedly apply for these benefits.
One of the most frustrating things about going through the Social Security process is that many people who are disabled and need the benefits provided by the Social Security Administration are well aware of how their disability limits them and constrains their life. They live with the effects of the disability every day. To them, their disability is obvious, and the proof of such a disability should be just as obvious too.
You may think that if someone is receiving Social Security Disability Insurance that they are barred from working. However, this is actually a myth. There are ways that someone receiving SSDI benefits could work -- but there are limitations to it and you have to make sure that you are going about this process in a compliant way.
Everyone goes into the Social Security Disability Insurance application process with high hopes, and understandably so. These benefits are so helpful and so crucial that it is hard to fully describe. The benefits are truly life changing for many. So you can imagine the disappointment when someone who applies for SSDI benefits is denied those crucial benefits.
Social Security Disability benefits are reserved for individuals who are disabled in some way and can no longer work permanently or for a temporary period of time. There are specific criteria that an applicant must meet before the benefits will be awarded. The process of applying for these benefits can be very time consuming and frustrating, and leave many people struggling to make ends meet. Here is some basic information about Social Security Disability benefits.