Estimates from the Social Security Administration (SSA) show there are as many as 150 million United States citizens covered by disability insurance because mental or physical conditions prevent them from being able to work. The problem is many of these individuals do not know when to use Social Security Disability insurance or what it covers.
To help address this issue, May has been named Disability Insurance Awareness Month. During this time numerous organizations are focusing on educating the public on disability coverage. That’s why the Social Security Disability Attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to help clarify some of these points.
Social Security Disability benefits are available to workers deemed unable to work due to health conditions who have put enough time and money into the system to collect benefits. A disabled American needs to apply with the SSA and be approved to get benefits, but this process can sometimes be tedious, time consuming, and confusing—and the SSA estimates that approximately 60 percent of all initial claims are denied.
There’s no need to fret if your claim was denied, because you have a right to appeal the decision. It may help to seek legal counsel to get help with the appeals process.
At, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have a team of attorneys dedicated to solely helping those who are disabled with their Social Security Disability claims. So if you have an application for benefits that was denied or are considering applying for Social Security Disability, we are available to answer any questions you may have by calling (866) 684-7216 or by completing a free online form on our website.