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Get help applying for SSD benefits

Indiana residents, similar to their counterparts across the country, work hard at their jobs and like to maintain their physical and financial independence. This is why many of them continue to work into old age-they don't want to become dependent on anyone else. But, sometimes, they become injured on the job or suffer an illness that affects their ability to work and they must rely on someone else for assistance. The federal government provides them with options in these instances by providing aid in the form of social security disability benefits.

Qualifying medical conditions to receive SSD benefits

You've heard it time and time again-if you have a disability that is going to last more than a year and affects your ability to work while also preventing you from any form of gainful activity, then you may be eligible to receive federal Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. But, what does this really mean-what is meant by a disability?

How do I appeal my SSD claim?

There are a number of reasons a Social Security disability claim may be denied; some of those were discussed in last week's post. Though it may seem frustrating at the time and it may seem like the end of the road, that is not the case-the Social Security Administration provides several levels of appeals for denied claims.

Common reasons for denied SSD claims

When someone has been working their whole life and trying to remain independent without relying on anyone for help, it may come as a shock to them that they are suddenly injured and need to ask for financial assistance to make ends meet. However, various federal programs exist for this reason--to provide much needed financial assistance to those who prove their eligibility. The federal regulations surrounding the Social Security Disability claims administered by the Social Security Administration are complicated, however, and it can be frustrating when someone has finally completed their application and submitted their paperwork only to have their claim denied.

What is the relationship between work and SSD benefits?

If someone has a medical condition that prevents them from working, they may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Many Indiana residents may know that that means their medical condition must be such that they cannot work for at least a year and could even result in death, but they may not know that there are other requirements that must be fulfilled as well.

Techniques attorneys use to reduce disability hearing wait times

Many residents of New Albany and others who live on the Indiana side of the Louisville metro area probably have heard in the news that many people get denied Social Security benefits for disability even when they have a good case and were very careful about filling out the required paperwork. These same people also probably recognize that, for Social Security disability claims, it takes a long time, sometimes years, to get the denial appealed to an administrative law judge for review.

If I get hurt at work, can I still get disability benefits?

When an Indiana resident has a work accident that leaves him or her unable to earn a living, one of the first thoughts that person or her family may have is how they are going to support themselves without that person's income.

Our approach is to help out early in disability cases

There may be a common perception among New Albany, Indiana, residents that you should always file for Social Security disability benefits on your own first and then go see a lawyer if and when the benefits application gets denied. What belies this approach is an attitude that there is only so much one can do at the early stages of an application for disability and that the real action happens once the case gets to hearing before an administrative law judge.

Waiting period puts dying SSDI recipients on hold

The good news for some residents in the Louisville area, no matter which side of the Ohio River you live on, is that certain types of disabilities qualify for a relatively quick approval process under the Social Security Administration's Compassionate Allowance program.

How do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

Disabled individuals who are unable to work may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits or other options that may be available to disabled individuals through the Social Security Administration (SSA). When applying for Social Security disability (SSD) insurance benefits, it is important to understand what medical evidence and other information will be required to be eligible to receive benefits.

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