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SSD benefits could help those who suffered a disability in 2016

For some, 2016 was a year marked with joy and celebration. New babies were born, marriage vows were said, promotions were granted, and life was good. However, for some in Anaheim, 2016 brought a serious injury or illness, causing emotional and financial stress on top of the physical pain and suffering endured. Sometimes these injuries and illnesses kept a person from working, in some cases permanently. When one is left unable to earn a living wage, they may find it difficult to meet their basic living expenses.

People in such situations may wonder if there is any relief in sight for them. For some, relief is available in the form of Social Security disability benefits. For those who qualify, SSD benefits can be the financial lifeline they need to take care of themselves and their families. However, the application process for SSD benefits can be arduous.

Even though applicants may feel that they need SSD benefits as soon as possible, once an application for benefits is filed with the Social Security Administration it could take as many as five months for the SSA to make its decision. Unfortunately, more often than not, the individual's initial application is denied.

If an applicant wants to appeal the SSA's decision, the application will then go through the reconsideration process, in which someone not involved with the initial decision will review the applicant's case. However, it could take a further three months for a reconsideration decision to be reached.

Again, more often than not, a claim will be denied even at the reconsideration stage of review. The next level of appeals is a request for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. However, these hearings will generally be held one to two years after the initial request for one is filed.

Moreover, these general timelines can be extended if some part of the application is missing, incomplete or incorrect. That is why it is important to have a Social Security disability attorney review an application for disability benefits and represent a disabled individual throughout the appeals process. For example, the legal team at The Law Offices of Martin Taller have over 50 years of combined experience in representing individuals applying for disability benefits. To learn more about how an attorney can be an asset in SSD benefits cases, the firm's website might be a good resource.

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