If you are disabled, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Generally, a person is "disabled" for Social Security benefits if their medical condition prevents them from working. The medical problem must be severe enough that it will last at least a year or where it might result in death.
Qualifying for benefits can be frustrating. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a thorough Disability Evaluation which includes a Listing of Impairments that could affect a person and result in a determination of disability. The person filing for disability is responsible for providing medical evidence of disability from "accepted medical sources." In addition, medical providers should also include a statement about what work activities, if any, the applicant can undertake.
If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits is denied, you may appeal. However, there are important time limits and if the appeal is not properly brought within this time period, the right to appeal may be lost.
If You Have Been Denied the Appropriate Social Security Benefits, contact us to protect your rights. We can meet with you at your convenience, and explain the process for appealing a social security benefit determination. There is no cost or obligation for this consultation.