Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is meant to be a safety net for people who are disabled to the point that they can’t support themselves through work. The issue that some individuals find when they file for these benefits is that they have to expend their energy fighting for them.
SSDI applications often go through many different steps before they are approved or denied. These steps can include requests for more information, doctor’s appointments and other activities. When you are dealing with a disabling condition, going through all of this can drain your energy to the point that you can’t function with normal life activities.
We know that you probably never thought that you would have to go through all of this. You were likely a hard worker who didn’t mind putting in a day of work for honest pay. Now, all you want is to know that the program set up to help disabled workers is going to work as it should.
Many SSDI applications are denied, but you have the right to appeal that decision. There are very strict time limits that apply to appeals, so make sure you don’t waste time. If the time limit does pass by, you will have to start the application process all over again.
With the lengthy application and processing time for SSDI, you can’t count on this as an immediate way to cover expenses when you are disabled. We can help you try to get this handled as quickly as possible, but you should be prepared to wait while the process moves forward.