South Kingstown Disability Lawyer
How a South Kingstown Disability Lawyer Helps
Getting Your Disability Claim Started
What most applicants do not realize is that the chances of their disability being denied is great. It’s a simple tactic used to ward off applicants that are not serious or educated enough about the process that is initially applied to everyone by default. Do not get discouraged by your denial, as it is completely normal. Your best chances of carrying out the next steps are going to be with a disability attorney to guide you. Get one now by calling.
Getting Back on Your Feet
When you perform substantial gainful activity and you are forced to stop working due to your medical condition or because special conditions that took into account your impairment were removed, Social Security will automatically deem it an unsuccessful work attempt (UWA) if it lasted for three months or less. If the work attempt lasted between three and six months, you must also show that you were frequently absent from work due to your impairment, your work was unsatisfactory because of your impairment, you worked during a temporary remission of your impairment or you worked under special conditions that were essential to your performance and these conditions were removed. Work activity lasting longer than six months can never be deemed an UWA.
If your condition improves and you no longer meet Social Security’s criteria for disability, then your monthly benefits can continue if you participate in an approved Vocational Rehabilitation program that is expected to help you become self-supporting. Your payments can continue until you complete the program. This work incentive is known as Section 301 Payments.
Types of Disability
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to people who meet certain earnings requirements by paying enough Social Security taxes. Generally, you must meet two different earnings tests: a “recent work” test based on your age at the time you became disabled; and a “duration of work” test to show that you worked long enough under Social Security.
Discuss your case with a South Kingstown disability lawyer now.