Common SSD & SSI Myths
Las Vegas Social Security Disability Lawyers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.