If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s no better time than now. Not only are there limits on the amount of time that can pass between the diagnosis of your disability and seeking benefits, but funding for benefits is beginning to run out as well.
In most instances, there is a five-year statute of limitations on applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Having this time can be beneficial because it may take time for a condition to manifest itself, especially if it’s work-related. However, it’s best to file your claim as soon as possible so you have time to gather the necessary documents and evidence needed to support your claim.
It’s also important to remember the 60 day time limit to file appeals after a denial.
NBC News is reporting that the trust that supplies funding for disabled Americans could run dry within the next two years. This could mean that the sooner a decision is reached on your disability claim, the more likely you are to receive full benefits.
If you’ve been considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, don’t hesitate. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our team of Social Security Disability attorneys are here to answer your questions and help you navigate the processes to receive the benefits you deserve. Call us today at (800) 477-7315 to speak with our legal staff.