Social Security Disability (SSD) is a federally funded program that provides compensation for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. There are an abundance of different disabilities that may qualify you to receive compensation when you cannot work for over a year. Some examples of disabilities include: cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, sleep disorders, and much more. If you believe you may qualify for Social Security Disability, it is best that you contact a Warwick Social Security Disability lawyer today.
What are the Requirements to Apply for Social Security Disability in Warwick?
In order to qualify for SSD, you must have a recognized disability under the Social Security Act. For all disabilities, you must show that you worked previously for a certain period of time in years prior to the development of the disability. You also need to show that you have a recognized disability that prevents you from working for at least a year. If you believe you meet these three criteria, then it is best to start the application process as soon as your doctor informs you that you will be unable to work for more than a year. It is a long and complicated process so it is best to start as soon as possible and keep diligent records of medical treatments.
What is the Process like to Receive Social Security Disability Compensation?
You should start the process by applying for Social Security Disability either by email, over the phone, or in person. You want to ensure all the documents regarding your disability and inability to work are all in one place and file them correctly with the application. Each disability comes with a required standard of documents that you must show in order to prove you qualify. Social Security Disability is usually not a one-time application process. Many people are denied Social Security Disability benefits the first and second time they apply. In fact, over 75% of first time applicants are denied. The application process can be long and tedious, while you are struggling with a real disability. It is easiest to have a lawyer on your side, who can give you a better chance of acceptance into the program.
Do You Need a Lawyer to Handle Your Social Security Disability Case?
If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, you should consider hiring an experience Warwick Social Security Disability lawyer in Rhode Island. We charge no legal fees unless we win your claim and you get past due benefits. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-508-436-7000 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.