Comprehending Social Security Disability
How Disability Action Advocates can Help
For almost two decades we have specialized in helping the disabled obtain Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income. We have learned a great deal during that time about the most successful ways to apply and receive benefits. We have put this knowledge to use and have helped many thousands of individuals from all walks of life. A highly qualified attorney from our firm knows the SSA inside and out, and we are always prepared to help you with a claim. We encourage you to benefit from our experience and knowledge in this complex area of the law. Below are the many services we can provide.
Appealing the Claim
After the initial claim is denied, you may appeal your claim. We always recommend that you appeal the claim as soon as possible. You need to know why the claim got rejected so that you can take action to remedy any misconceptions or inaccuracies in the appeal.
Appeals and Hearings
When an initial claim is rejected there will be opportunities for appeals and hearings that may help the applicant to succeed. We always recommend that you have legal representation when preparing appeals or going before the judge in a hearing.
Understanding the application process is the first important step. The greater your understanding of the process and what is looked for by those reviewing your application, the greater your chances for success.
Cost of Living Adjustment
The cost of living in our country has a tendency to escalate from year to year. Just as your wages or salary from work would be adjusted for a rise in cost of living, disability benefits should be adjusted as well.
The denial rates for those applying for SSDI and SSI benefits are well over half. Is it any wonder that the sheer volume of applications received by the SSA contributes to that high rate? Unfortunately, dishonest individuals may be preventing the truly disabled from receiving their due benefits.
Denied SSD Benefits
We understand the frustration and anxiety experienced with denied SSD benefits. This unfortunate situation can create a serious financial burden for you and your family, and we have developed strategies for fighting claim denials that have proven effective in the past.
Disability for Children
A disabled child can create a financial strain on the family and bring about other difficulties as well. Easing the financial strain can make it infinitely easier to deal with the other stresses, and DAA is here to help you through this difficult time.
The second appeal option is to go before a judge in a hearing. Many are intimidated by this process and feel terribly uncomfortable. Disability hearings have the highest rate of approval, so it is important that you are fully prepared to defend your right to benefits.
Do's and Don'ts
There are certain things that you must do in order to be successful with your disability claim for benefits, and our firm is here to help. Read through our list of do's and don'ts to better understand what you must do in order to recover the benefits you need and deserve.
Short-term disability is not covered by Social Security Disability Insurance, but certain disabilities will qualify for this insurance if they meet the requirements of a long-term disability.
Replacement Social Security Card
If you need a replacement Social Security card, you can rely on the team at DAA to help you gather the documents you need and assist you in filling out the Form SS-5 to receive a new card from the Social Security office.
Request Job History Summary
As part of the application process, those reviewing your claim will want to see if there is some other type of work you may be qualified to perform despite your disability. In order to determine this, they will need to see a summary of your job history.
Social Security Administration
Ask any school children what the Social Security Administration is and you will likely get some entertaining, but wrong, answers. Founded in 1935 to provide retirement benefits, the Social Security Administration has also expanded to survivor's benefits and disability benefits.
Social Security Disability Benefits
Being an American has many wonderful benefits and advantages, and one of the primary advantages is the monthly benefits available from Social Security when you have become disabled by injury or illness.
Social Security Disability Insurance
We often forget that Social Security Disability is a form of insurance that we pay into, and benefits are paid out. For the vast majority of workers in this country, payments into the system are made with each paycheck.
Social Security Disability Process
The application and appeals process for Social Security Disability can be grueling. Large government agencies are notorious for being inefficient and slow. The SSA receives millions of applicants for disability every year. This can make the process very frustrating for all concerned.
SSD and SSI Myths
Distinguishing fact from fiction is an important action to take when trying to understand something. There is a great deal of false information circulating through our society about Social Security disability, and you must be careful to get your information from a reliable and trustworthy source.
SSI benefits can provide financial assistance that makes the difference between survival and non-survival. Not everyone is qualified for these benefits and some people make the mistake of never applying.
Supplemental Security Income
Many elderly and disabled individuals are unable to meet the basic financial needs for survival: food, clothing and shelter. The supplemental security income benefits can provide assistance to help them get by.
Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to secure and protect our freedom, and many become disabled in the process of carrying out that commitment. There are disability benefits provided to veterans who meet certain eligibility requirements, and our firm can help you determine if you qualify.
Working While Disabled
A common myth about disability is that you are not allowed to work when receiving benefits. This is untrue and discourages individuals from pursuing job opportunities that could be very rewarding.
Compassionate Assistance with Disability Claims
At Disability Action Advocates we specialize in helping disabled individuals seek benefits they are entitled to receive. Because we have helped thousands and thousands of cases, we know the factors that cause failure and the points that result in success. We can put our experience to work for you. We will not accept any payment from you unless we have won your case, so call today and schedule a consultation.