Suffering from a condition or injury that leaves a person unable to work for an extended period of time can be difficult. The focus on healing can be taken over by concerns over lost wages due to a lack of being able to work. Mounting medical bills often only compounds this concern. This leaves many curious as to what options are available to a disabled individual.
Social Security Disability Benefits are available to anyone whose condition leaves them facing death or unable to work for more than a year. The process of seeking approval of a claim can be complex and time-consuming though.
An article from the Deming Headlight offers several tips that can help make this process a bit easier for the applicant. The first suggestion made in the article is to begin the application process as soon as possible. This will allow a disabled individual to receive benefits sooner than later. The application can be completed either online, over the phone, or in person at a local Social Security Administration office.
Having all records pertaining to your condition and inability to work will also expedite the approval process. Certain conditions will qualify for an expedited approval process known as compassionate allowances.
The Social Security Disability Attorneys would urge anyone who is considering applying for disability benefits or who has had their claim denied in the past to discuss any questions with an attorney prior to applying or re-applying for assistance.