When you are accustomed to working, you probably have your bills set based on the pay schedule. If you become injured and unable to work due to a disability, you might find that you can't make ends meet since you don't have an income.
Social Security Disability (SSD) is a program that is meant to help former workers who have become disabled to cover bills. This program is based off of several factors that can impact the total amount of payments a worker can receive each month.
For people who need to apply for disability, the waiting period between the application and the receipt of benefits can be a long time. Unfortunately, there aren't any reliable ways that you can speed things up unless you qualify for an expedited application process.
We know that many people who have to file for SSD don't have any prior experience with the process. This can make it difficult to figure out what needs to happen. If you are trying to plan your next steps, we can help you determine what your options are.
You have to pay close attention to the correspondence that you receive in connection with the application. The notices you receive will alert you to appointments and other important information. In some cases, there might be decisions made on your case that you will need to appeal if you don't agree with them. These have time limits that you must follow.
Dealing with SSD applications can be very complex. We are here to help you work through the process so that you aren't fighting alone.