While the Social Security program is a lifeline for millions of Americans who are unable to work, the system is also known for its complicated set of rules that can often make getting approved for assistance extremely difficult. In fact, the Social Security Administration reports that a Social Security Disability Denial was issued in roughly 70 percent of initial claims for aid from those with mental or physical health conditions that leave them unable to work.
An article from USA Today touched on the subject of Social Security’s intricacies and discussed several areas that can be especially confusing to claimants. One particular area of interest is the fact that even if a disabled individual is approved for disability benefits through a private insurance program, they may still not qualify for disability benefits from the federal government.
One of the most common stipulations that may keep and individual from receiving Social Security disability benefits is the length of time and amount of money that the claimant paid into the system prior to becoming disabled. Other factors that could affect a claim include a change in marital status, criminal records, or a change in resources for income.
The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are aware of just how confusing the laws regulating Social Security benefits can be and are here to answer any questions an individual considering applying for such benefits may have.