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The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages Social Security benefits, including disability, survivors and retirement. Individuals who cannot work due to a physical or mental disability may find relief through the disability section of Social Security. The SSA only offers assistance to those applicants who have long-term or fatal conditions.
There are two types of SSD benefits:
The main difference between the two types of benefits is the individual’s work experience. Social Security Disability Insurance is designated to support disabled individuals with work backgrounds. While SSI is for individuals who are disabled, have a lower income, and haven’t been in the workforce long enough.
It’s important to know that these two programs are separate, even though they are both administered by the SSA. Additionally, in particular situations, individuals could be eligible for both benefits.
You may be eligible for SSD benefits if:
Ways to apply for Social Security Disability:
Prior to applying for benefits, you need to collect all information about your disability and employment. The SSA requires you to provide certain documents to prove the existence and severity of your medical condition. As we mentioned above, work experience is a critical factor in qualifying for SSDI, so you must present employment information as well.
Information about you:
Information about your disability or medical condition:
It’s essential that, if you haven’t been seeing a doctor regularly, you schedule a medical appointment. The longer it takes to acquire your medical information, the longer it will take to apply and have your claim processed.
Information about your work:
The following is a list of some but not all medical conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. To see a full list of physical and mental impairments that may be covered, head to the SSA’s website, or contact our experienced lawyers at Nicolet Law Firm. Some of these impairments include:
Even if you have a qualifying condition, you may still be denied disability benefits.
If you have applied for either SSDI or SSI but were denied, don’t be discouraged. Many first claims are denied, often due to minor technicalities. You have the right to appeal your Social Security Disability case.
Nicolet Law knows how to help with denied SSDI claims. We will analyze your denied claim and review your application. We can identify what went wrong and what the next steps will be. Our experienced lawyers can not only offer you trusted legal advice but provide you with comfort in knowing that all the administrative and complex legal processes are being handled by a professional.
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If your SSDI claim was denied, contact our disability lawyers at Nicolet Law Office. Our trusted attorneys will fight for the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve. If we handle your SSDI or SSI claim, we won’t collect fees unless we get your claim approved.