Many people who are facing a serious injury count down the days until they can get back to work. Unfortunately, some of these individuals won’t ever be able to return. They might have to turn to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to pay for life’s basic necessities. We know that this might not be how you envisioned your life, but we are here to help you get what you need to live your best life.
One thing that people don’t understand about SSD is that the application process isn’t quick. Instead, you will likely have to wait a considerable amount of time before you are going to get benefits. There are some exceptions to the time limits, but they aren’t all that common. Typically, these have to do with conditions that are so severe that it is automatically assumed that you will be unable to work.
Another thing to remember is that these benefits aren’t anything that you should be ashamed to receive. While you were working, you and your employer were paying into the program through mandatory withholdings. You paid to have the system back you up if you ever need the benefits.
The process of receiving SSD can be a long one. You may be told that you have to visit doctors who work for the Social Security Administration (SSA). There is a chance that you will face a denial the first time you apply. If this happens, be prepared to appeal. We can help you launch the appeal, but remember to work quickly since there are very tight deadlines in these matters.