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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.

What are acceptable medical sources when seeking SSD benefits?

When Indiana residents are seeking Social Security disability benefits, there are certain criteria that must be met to get an approval. This terminology might sound somewhat confusing to a person who is suffering from an illness, condition or injury and can be difficult to understand. However, it is a key to know about these factors. Particularly important are the medical sources that the Social Security Administration deems acceptable. The decision on whether a person is disabled or not is based on the medical evidence. The claimant must show the evidence that the impairment exists and that it is severe enough to warrant SSD benefits.

Filing for SSD benefits when facing a long-term injury or illness

There are many Indiana residents who may someday find themselves in a situation where they must file for Social Security Disability benefits. Some people will be injured on the job, perhaps receiving worker's compensation benefits initially, but then discovering that their injury is so severe that they are facing a complete inability to work. For others, an illness may pop up that leaves the person facing disability, such as a heart condition or cancer. There are many different reasons for why Indiana residents may find themselves applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

The right approach when applying for Social Security Disability

Indiana residents who have been working all of their lives and then suddenly find themselves facing a complete inability to work due to illness or injury may have a tough time figuring out what to do next. For some, the inability to work is temporary, and they are confident that they will be able to draw on their savings and return to work in the near future. But, for others, the situation isn't as fortunate. For some, their injury or illness is a disability. For workers in this type of situation, it may be necessary to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

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