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SSD and SSI Myths

Common SSD & SSI Myths

Las Vegas Social Security Disability Lawyers

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income requires a lot of information to ensure it is the right path for you. Because there is a lot of false information out there, many believe the myths and fail to take action, potentially missing out on needed benefits because on an inaccurate picture of the issues.

Myth 1

The SSA always denies applications the first time. Though denial rates are almost 2/3rds for first-time applications, many of the millions of people who apply annually are approved. In addition, the appeals process is in place to help you after a denial. Our Las Vegas Social Security Disability representatives can assist you in increasing your chances of success through the process of appeals and hearings.

Myth 2

Social Security Disability representatives are expensive. At DAA, we take case on contingency, meaning you do not owe us unless we are successful in winning your case.

Myth 3

Certain conditions automatically qualify you for SSD benefits. While there are common medical conditions that can mean a claimant is likely to be eligible, every case will need to prove that the disabled individual is unable to work. This is true with diabetes, for example, which is on the SSA's list but may not make working impossible. The SSA's Compassionate Allowance Program can also expedite the process for those who can prove they qualify.

Myth 4

You cannot benefit from SSD and SSI simultaneously. If your income is below a certain level, you can still receive Supplemental Security Income. Though some are pushed above this threshold by their Social Security Disability payments, many are able to benefit from both programs.


Our Services Include:
  • Filing all forms for the initial application, reconsideration & hearing
  • Helping you through each step of the process so you know what to expect
  • Coordinating any social security doctor appointments you may have
  • Obtaining all your medical records and gather the necessary information
  • Reviewing your file thoroughly to discover weaknesses & determine what is needed to obtain a favorable decision
  • Representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
  • Supporting you throughout the entire process
  • Appealing your case if appropriate


Hear It From Clients We've Helped
    Always Answered Any Questions I Had

    “My experience with Kathy and Mike Blankenship was very good. Both were amazing and always answered any questions I had. Even if I asked a million questions.”

    - Robin
    Worth Every Penny

    “They are worth every penny when it comes to dealing with Social Security. I would highly recommend DAA. Thank you for your service.”

    - Gary
    Went Above and Beyond

    “From the beginning to the end, I was treated with respect and dignity. Kathy went above and beyond, always answering my questions and taking the time to explain the process. Kathy was very professional and always returned my calls.”

    - Sherry
    The Best!

    “DAA did a fine job on my case. They were professional and handled my appeal hearing well. I would highly recommend them any time.”

    - M Lenz
    Can't thank you enough!

    “I can't thank Nancy and Mike Blankenship enough for being there for me through the whole process and got me approved. The team at DAA really know what they are doing.”

    - James

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