Common Questions Asked Regarding Social Security Disability Benefits
Many people worry excessively while applying for social security disability benefits because there are many questions that they want answers to and remain unclear of why certain things happen. Here is a list of common questions that are asked regarding these benefits.
1. What should I do when the social security administration denies my claim for social security disability benefits?
It is very common to be denied during the submission of the initial application. In case you are denied, you should take immediate steps to rectify the situation. You can file for an appeal and preserve your claim within 65 days of you getting the letter from the SSA.
2. What will I get in the benefits if the SSA approves my application?
The disability benefits could include family benefits, individual benefits, and Medicare health care insurance. The financial benefits that you get on a monthly basis will depend on the formula mentioned in the social security act along with the amount counted by the federal government as the social security earnings via employment before your disability.
3. How do I know whether I am entitled to receiving disability benefits?
The social security law states that the eligibility for disability will mean an inability of a person to work and earn money due to any mental or physical impairment that can possibly last for a period of 12 months or even lead to death. In case you are not sure whether you qualify or not, you can have a word with an experienced social disability lawyer or your family doctor.
4. Can I qualify for the benefits if I have not worked in the recent times?
In order to qualify, the SSA requires that you have some amount of work credits or social disability earnings. The general rule states that you will have sufficient work credits if you have worked at least 5 years during the last 10 years. The SSA can be contacted or an experienced lawyer can be consulted in this regard.
5. If a serious psychological or mental condition is preventing me to work, can I be entitled to disability benefits?
The social security act states that a disability can be emotional or physical or even a combination of the two. Your doctor however should be able to find some objective evidence in this regard to establish that the condition really does prevent you from doing your work for a minimum of 12 months.
6. Can I handle the process without a lawyer?
Yes, you can very well do that. However, your chances of a successful proceeding and application increase greatly if you have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer by your side. Legal representatives can help you with your appeals and make sure that you have a greater chance of winning your disability claims.
These questions and answers will hopefully clarify a lot of your confusions for you and shed some more light on the topic.
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