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Although the process for obtaining disability varies from state to state, the outline is generally the same. An application is submitted and is usually denied on the first try. From there, the applicant can bring in their Warwick disability lawyer to proceed with the legalities of proving their disability to the Social Security Administration and other government-operated resources.

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WHY YOU NEED A WARWICK DISABILITY LAWYERS

Although the process for obtaining disability varies from state to state, the outline is generally the same. An application is submitted and is usually denied on the first try. From there, the applicant can bring in their Warwick disability lawyer to proceed with the legalities of proving their disability to the Social Security Administration and other government-operated resources. Working with an attorney ensures that you are taking the right steps at the right time for your case. The journey to getting approved can be a long and confusing one, and any mistake can cause huge issues. In Warwick, and throughout the state, your best chance of getting approved after your claim has been denied lies in the hands of a skilled disability attorney.

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DID YOU KNOW ABOUT SSD IN OUR STATE?

  • The wait time for an appeal hearing is roughly a month longer than the national average.
  • Only about 33% of first-time applicants get approved.
  • There should not be a fee for medical records when being used to support a disability claim.
  • There are special programs to ease you back into the workforce without risks.

YOUR CONVERSATION WITH A DISABILITY ATTORNEY

To get a better understanding of your claim, the attorney you speak to will ask a number of questions. These questions may seem personal, but this is normal and is only to better assist you. Be prepared to respond to the following:

  • What is your disability?
  • How long has your condition been this way?
  • What is the date of your most recent denial?
  • When is the last time you worked?
  • Why were you denied?

There will be other answers that your attorney may seek from you. Simply answer honestly and they will happily do everything possible to lead you to a successful claim. Get started by chatting with a representative today.

FAQs About Your

SSDI Case

What is a compassionate allowance?
In order to decrease the decision time for a claim, the SSA has identified a list of conditions that have already met their standards for disability benefits. This initiative was created to help those with serious disabilities by simplifying the process. There are two ways your condition will qualify you for benefits under the CAL Initiative.
  • If you have a listed illness or disease that is the same as listed in the schedule of diseases listed on the SSA website, you may automatically qualify for benefits.
  • If your disability has the same signs and symptoms as a disease listed on the schedule under the CAL Initiative, then you may qualify for benefits as well.
 
Can I receive SSI and SSDI benefits at the same time?
In order to receive concurrent benefits, there are going to be two separate tests. The standard to receive benefits medically is the same in both programs. The difference between the two programs is your work history and income level. In order to qualify for SSDI, you must have worked for the last five years and paid into the Social Security system. If you qualify for SSDI and your monthly compensation is less than the maximum amount, currently $783, you could be eligible under the SSI program. Remember, you must qualify for each one individually. In order to qualify for SSI, you must not have income greater than the maximum nor can your net worth be greater than $3,000. This looks at both your income and your household income. For example, if you were receiving $500 for SSDI, you could qualify for $283 under the SSI program.
Why do I need a lawyer to help me apply for SSDI?
Hiring an attorney to help you with your Social Security Disability application is beneficial as it can decrease the length of time it takes for you to get an approval. Their experience in these cases allows them to know what information and documentation you need to receive the maximum amount of benefits.
What happens if my SSDI claim has been denied?
There are two reasons for the denial. The first is that the SSA indicates that you are not qualified for either the SSDI or the SSI program, or both. This is based on your work history, your household income, and your net worth. Generally, unless you believe they are making an error as to what you paid into the social security system or your income level, this is not something that attorneys generally appeal. The second is that the SSA determines that you are not medically qualified for benefits--meaning they believe that you are able to perform gainful employment or your medical condition doesn't qualify. This could be grounds for appeal.  There are four levels of appeal at the administrative or agency level. In order of application, you begin by filing an initial claim. You then file for reconsideration, you then go before an administrative law judge for a hearing, and finally, you can appeal the administrative law judge's decision before the appeals council. You can be approved or denied at any of those four levels. After you have exhausted all four agency levels, you can either start your application over and remain at the administrative level by filing a new initial claim. Or, you can file an appeal by the appeals counsel leaving the agency level and appealing to the federal district court.  
If I don’t have enough work history, or any at all, can I still receive benefits?
Although you may not be able to receive SSDI benefits, you can still apply for Supplemental Security Insurance. Since this is a program based on financial need, you can qualify for these benefits if you do not exceed the Social Security Administration’s limit for income and/or assets.

Win Your Social Security Disability Claim If you’re one of the 8.6 million American workers who are unable to work because of a physical or psychological condition, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income.
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