The Social Security Disability Qualification Process
Social Security looks not only at the job you did, but at the possible jobs you might do. If you become disabled, you should file for benefits as soon as possible by visiting any local Social Security Administration office.
The process for filing a claim is long, and often takes a year or more; however, the date of the application is critical so it is best to file promptly. Many people tend to wait and see if they recover, and as a result, file a claim later than they should.
How much you receive is determined by your individual work history. To be insured for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have worked a certain amount of time. This is determined by the Social Security Administration.
What If My Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied?
It is common to have your claim denied and for it to become necessary to file an appeal. The important thing is not to despair. After all, your future income is at stake.
The Law Firm of Oyler, Oyler and Jarosz routinely assists clients in Social Security Disability cases. We offer legal advice that can assist you with the lengthy review process and work with you to ensure that the proper evidence has been submitted along with your claim.
If your initial claim has been denied, do not be discouraged. As your legal representative, we will file the necessary forms to protect your review rights.
The Steps Of The Review Process Are:
- Initial Determination
- Appeals Council Review
- Federal Court
We can represent you through the appeals process.
Who is Eligible for Supplemental Security Income?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program for people who have little or no income and have not worked long enough to be eligible for Social Security Disability. We provide legal advice to SSI applicants that can assist with lengthy review/appeal process. We also work with you to ensure that the proper evidence has been submitted along with your claim and represent you in front of the Administrative Law Judge if your claim is denied.
Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income and cases are usually handled on a contingent fee basis.
In other words, unless we are successful on your case, there are no attorney fees collected. There is no fee to answer your questions.
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