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Those who suffer from a disability or serious medical condition may not be able to return to work and earn a living. This puts financial stress on an individual who is just trying to cope with their condition. Social Security Disability benefits offer financial assistance to those that cannot work due to a disability. These benefits are handled by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
There are two types of SSD benefits:
These benefits are reserved for people who can’t work because they have a disability or medical condition that will last at least one year or result in death. Social Security Disability assists those with long-term or fatal conditions; they do not cover short-term disabilities. In some cases, family members of disabled workers can receive benefits.
To apply for Social Security benefits, you file a claim with the Social Security Administration. You can fill out the online application, apply by phone through the SSA’s toll-free number 1-800-772-1213, or set up an appointment at your local Social Security office.
Before you file for benefits, you have to gather information to show your work history and provide proof of your medical condition. The information includes personal identification, employment documentation, and records of medical diagnoses. A full list of required documents can be found on the SSA’s dedicated webpage.
Information you need for the application:
Here is a list of the physical conditions that Social Security Disability may cover.
The government also recognizes the effect that mental, emotional, and psychological impairments have on one’s ability to work. Some of the mental conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits are listed below.
The SSA has the full list of qualifying physical and mental conditions on its website.
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If your initial claim is not approved by the SSA, don’t give up. You may seek to appeal your case. A disability attorney can help you through the appeals process and fight to get your benefits.
At Nicolet Law, our trusted disability lawyers will analyze your denied claim and start helping you with an appeal. Our team has successfully assisted Superior citizens in getting the financial support they need to help with their debilitating condition.
If your claim was denied by the SSA, contact our experienced Social Security lawyers. Our team is committed to helping you get the benefits you deserve, so you don’t have to worry about finances on top of managing your condition.