What You Should Know When Filing for SSD Benefits
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits exist to take care of hard-working Americans after they have been injured while performing their regular and expected duties on-the-job. Typically, eligibility into SSD benefits rests upon how many years of work someone performed in recent years. If you are eligible and have been hurt at the workplace, you might be eager to apply for the care and benefits you deserve. Before you get too far ahead of yourself, however, consider this important topics about your application and situation.
Severity of the Injury
Not just any injury is going to set you up for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) requirements. For something minor that should heal readily, you might have to create a workers' compensation case against your employer, especially when negligence or unsafe safety protocols played a hand in what happened.
SSDI benefits are granted only to those who will be debilitated for a year or more from their injury. Think broken bones or chronic illnesses. A year is long time, though. Does this mean you have to wait a year to apply?
Medical Professionals Can Help
It would be unreasonable to expect someone to suffer in silence for an entire year when help might otherwise be right around the corner. To prove that your injury will last for 365 days or more without waiting that much time, let a medical physician assess your conditions. They can provide you with a medical report that states that you will, in fact, be debilitated for at least that long, if not more. Using this report, you can then get ready to apply for SSDI benefits.
Denial May Be Temporary
Due to the sheer size and scale of the Social Security program in the United States, getting everyone the help they need the first time might be impossible, if not improbable. If your application is denied, it is not the end of the road. With the help of a professional Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer, you can actually file for an appeal to have your application reviewed again.
If you are ready to apply for SSD benefits, or if you already have and were denied, contacting Disability Action Advocates could be the right choice for you. Dial (888) 421-8705 and request a free consultation with our firm to discover your legal options and all we can do on your behalf.