Top 3 Reasons to Apply for Social Security Disability
Social Security disability claims can help injured or impaired citizens manage their day to day expenses. The program provides help to numerous families and independent citizens throughout the country. If your disability meets one, two, or all three of the reasons listed below, it is in your best interest to file for benefits. 1. You are suffering from a severe physical or mental disability. Severe is often a subjective word, so judge the severity based on your overall symptoms and any related conditions. If you are unsure about the severity of your disability, call a disability lawyer or a physician that is familiar with disability benefits. 2. Your disability is severe enough to impede your ability to work. Your disability should prevent you from continuing in your prior employment, or any other available employment in the current economy. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is looking to see if you are unable to make substantial gainful income. 3. Your disability is likely to be long-lasting. If your disability is severe but is not likely to continue for longer than one year, the SSA may deny your claim. Since the claims process is often time-consuming, your condition may have cleared up before you have time to submit an appeal. Once you have applied and submitted proof of the above reasons, your claim will be considered. Should the SSA provide you with a denial, you can employ a disability attorney to guide you through the appeals process. Your disability attorney will understand what the SSA is looking for and can help you submit the best claim possible, or argue your case in the courtroom.