How long must I be unable to work to be eligible for Social Security Disability? There is no particular amount of time that you have to be not working in order to apply for Social Security Disability but the test of disability for Social Security is whether or not your condition is so severe that […]
Social Security is a program that you pay for when you work and pay Social Security FICA taxes. This is something that you pay for and that you can use if you are in this terrible situation where you cannot work and you need to make an application for Social Security Disability Benefits.
A diagnosis alone does not make you eligible for social security disability. The diagnosed condition must affect you in a way that you have problems functioning on a day to day basis. And therefore you would have trouble working because of your illness.
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How do I apply for Social Security Disability? There are three ways to apply for Social Security Disability. The first way is to go on the Social Security website and apply for benefits online. The second way is to call the Social Security toll-free number and set up a phone appointment where a Social Security […]
The next thing to do if you’re denied is appeal as soon as possible. At the initial application stage you only have 60 days to file that appeal so you want to make sure that you get that in no matter what.
If you have a severe mental disability, day to day life can often be frustrating and overwhelming. Everyday tasks that others take for granted such as getting out of bed or interacting with people at the store can be too much to handle. Often times you might not be able to support yourself financially. Luckily our government has a Social Security Disability program designed to assist individuals who are unable to work due to physical or mental limitations.
We usually recommend that clients apply for Social Security Disability as soon as they feel that there may be a need for benefits.
What do I do if I am denied Social Security Disability? If you were denied Social Security Disability, you need to appeal that denial. In 40 states the next step after your initial denial is called, a request for reconsideration. In 10 states including Pennsylvania, the next step is to request a hearing before the […]