The Social Security Disability Process
There are numerous steps that must be completed in order to get Social Security disability benefits. Properly filling out the application and providing the necessary documents in a timely fashion will expedite the amount of time it takes to get a decision. If your claim is denied, it’s still possible to obtain benefits, but you will have to go through the lengthy appellate process. Receiving assistance from a Social Security appeal advocate who is well-versed in the regulations and procedures can help you get the benefits you need.
Retaining a Social Security Disability Advocate to File a Claim
The amount of information you need to provide in a disability application is extensive. The Social Security Administration wants details regarding your work history, verification of your income, and a list of the physicians who have treated you. You will also need to submit documents that explain your medical condition, how it impairs your ability to work, and the type of healthcare treatment you are receiving. A Social Security appeal advocate will review the application to ensure that it is meticulous and accurate. If there are any errors and discrepancies, it may lead to delays or a rejection of the claim.
When the claim is approved, you will receive a letter stating the monthly benefit amount. There is a minimum five-month waiting period from the day you became disabled. On the sixth month of disability, the benefits start. The amount of your payments is based on your average lifetime earnings. During a consultation, a Social Security appeal advocate can give you an estimate of how much money you may receive and let you know the projected start date for benefits.
Social Security Appeals Denied Claims
When your application is denied, request to have the decision reconsidered and another person will reevaluate your claim. If your claim is denied after the reconsideration, apply for a hearing with an administrative law judge. At the hearing, you can present additional documents that will support your case. There is a better chance of getting a successful outcome during the appellate process when you work with an experienced Social Security appeal advocate who can effectively handle the various legal issues.
Get Help from a Social Security Disability Advocate
If you want to apply for disability benefits or file an appeal, speak with a Social Security appeal advocate. Schedule a consultation by calling the Disability Advocates Group at (866) 216-0456. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly respond to your inquiries.