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.
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 lawyers can assist you in increasing your chances of success through the process of appeals and hearings.
Social Security Disability attorneys 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.