Social Security Disability Insurance Overview

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Social Security Disability Insurance Overview

Thousands of disabled Americans lead comfortable and healthy lives each year due to the benefits offered through the SSA. Anyone dealing with a disability, which makes it difficult to gain a stable and consistent income, needs to consider the options available to them.

For those who find that they have become disabled before retirement age, applying for SSDI is the best option. To help you understand what exactly SSDI benefits are, here is a simplified definition of the program:

  • SSDI – (Social Security Disability Insurance) a disability program, which provides assistance for persons who find themselves disabled before their retirement age is achieved.

Application Necessities:

  • Documents supporting your eligibility for SSDI benefits.
  • Documents, which include important personal information, such as: your social security card, birth certificate, emergency contacts, and residential information.
  • A comprehensive work, social and education history.
  • Medical documentation, which reports the current state of your disability. Doctor’s recommendations and predictions about the future of your disability are also highly useful.
  • Any other information deemed important by your legal representation.

Appeal Types:

  • Reconsideration – The very first appeals process you will encounter if denied initially. You may request a reconsideration by requesting and completing the SSA-561 and SSA-789 Forms.
  • Administrative Law Judge Hearing – After an individual finds out they have been denied approval from a reconsideration, they may request a hearing by an administrative law judge, where you will be able to attempt to gain disability benefits, despite your initial rejections.
  • Appeals Council Review – Once you have been denied by an administrative law judge, an appeals council hearing may be requested within 60 days. After the council reviews your case, they will decide whether to deny or grant your request for benefits.
  • Hearing at a Federal Court – The final route available to those seeking SSDI benefits through the SSA. A federal court hearing must also be requested within 60 days of being denied during your appeals council review.

Allow the advocates at London Disability to Assist You:

Do you feel you are qualified for, and in need of, SSDI benefits? If so, please contact the London Disability team at your convenience to set up a free consultation. Our dedicated staff of disability advocates, will help you in with the Social Security Disability process.

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