Filing for Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability is a program sponsored by the U.S. government that gives monetary assistance to individuals who cannot work due to a physical or mental disability. In this case, "disability" is defined as any medical condition that bars you from performing the job you did before the condition arose, or from pursuing another type of work. The condition should prevent you from being able to earn at least $1,000 a month in income, and must be severe to the point that it renders you unable to perform even basic work-related tasks. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a list of medical conditions that are eligible for disability assistance, but you may be able to qualify for benefits even if your condition is not included on the list.
Fighting Claim Denials
Filing a disability claim can be done over the phone, in person, or on the internet. Roughly 60% of all claims are disapproved. If your application is denied, you have the option of filing a Request for Reconsideration within 60 days of receiving your denial notice, or filing for a
hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. If a judge denies your claim as well, you can file an
appeal. If your appeal is unsuccessful, you have the option of filing an appeal with the Federal District Court. As the denial rate for
disability benefits is so high, it is important that you contact a skilled attorney who can represent you throughout the
application process and fight for an approval to your claim.
Passionate Legal Advocates
If you file a claim for disability benefits on your own, the odds are against you receiving an approval. That is why you need someone who will ensure that your claim is complete and free of errors, and therefore more likely to be accepted. At Disability Action Advocates, we have successfully helped thousands of individuals obtain the disability benefits they need. We are available to represent you if you are filing your initial claim, or if you are filing for reconsideration or an appeal. No matter where you are in the process, we will provide you with aggressive support in seeking compensation for your disability.