Filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) is a major step for many workers. They wonder how this program will compare to what they were making before they suffered an injury or became disabled. The answer to this isn’t always easy, but it is true that you will have a big adjustment to come. We know that this is something that might not seem pleasant, but you must remember that SSD is available to help people who want to work but are unable to.
When you file for SSD, you have to clearly show that you can’t work to support yourself. The process isn’t quick, and it isn’t easy. You will have to gather the documentation that proves your side of the story. This includes medical records, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) can request these from the offices. You will have to supply the doctor or facility name so they can get this.
Since the process does take a while, you have to be prepared for the wait. You might not just be sitting around at home though. There is a good chance that you will have to go to the SSA doctors for them to see how the condition impacts you. They will assist in making a determination about your eligibility.
Even if you think you meet the requirements of the program, there is a chance you will be denied. Be prepared to appeal. We are here to help you with the initial filing, as well as any appeals that you need to file. Be sure you do this all in a timely manner so that you don’t miss important deadlines.