Most Americans work hard every day to bring home a paycheck to support themselves and their families. However, this income can be threatened by an illness or injury that causes a disability. Becoming disabled can make it impossible for a person to have gainful employment to provide for their families. Fortunately, there is Social Security Disability Insurance available to help in these situations.
What is SSDI?
Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal program that workers in this country pay into to protect them from loss of wages due to a disability. If a person becomes permanently disabled due to an injury, illness, or other reason, that prevents them from maintaining gainful employment and is expected to last at least twelve months or result in death, they qualify for benefits from this insurance plan. These benefits can help a disabled person continue to provide for themselves and their families.
Applying for SSDI
To receive these benefits, a disabled person must apply with the Social Security Administration. This can be a long and complicated process that requires any and all medical records that show the disability and how it will affect their ability to work. Unfortunately, many qualified applicants are denied during their initial application. Often, these denials are due to errors in the application or missing medical records. Fortunately, these denials can be appealed.
To help avoid the complications and errors that can come from the application process, many people seek the assistance of an attorney. An attorney can help with the initial application to ensure it is complete and accurate. They can also assist in getting the proper medical documentation needed to prove the disability. If a claim has been denied, an attorney can assist with the appeals process and even accompany the individual to their hearings to help establish benefits.
SSDI benefits are a much needed help for those who have become unable to continue to work. Unfortunately, receiving those benefits can be a long and complicated process. Applicants can ease their burden with the assistance of an attorney. For more information about this process or to have a claim reviewed, visit us. You can connect with them on Facebook for more updates!