3 FAQs Regarding Social Security Disability Application Process

3 FAQs Regarding Social Security Disability Application Process

Applying for social security disability benefits is the same in any city, as there are the same general requirements for everyone. For example, according to the Social Security Administration, an American needs to have worked in a job covered by social security before first applying for benefits. He or she also needs to have a medical condition that the SSA considers a constrain to everyday living.

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A social security disability application that’s properly filled is crucial to the benefits application process.

This is where the specifics of applying for SSDI get complicated. Luckily, there are tons of resources at Social Security Disability Advocates that can help. Browse the website today for more information, and read on for answers to three common disability benefits questions.

1. Where does one apply for disability benefits?

According to Disability Secrets, there are three ways to apply for disability benefits: applicants can choose to apply online, in person, or by telephone. To apply for SSDI online, simply visit www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm.

To apply by phone, call 800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Finally, in order to apply in person, look up the social-security field office nearest you.

2. What is the appeal process if the SSA has denied a request?

There are four steps to appealing a denial for social security disability benefits. If the first step, reconsideration, is not enough, applicants have three more steps to request benefits. This includes the hearing request, appeals council, and federal court. After a denial of an initial application, applicants have 60 days to ask for a reconsideration of their claim.

If they receive a denial from their reconsideration as well, applicants can then request a hearing, which will occur in front of an Administrative Law Judge. However, if that also results in a denial, they can bring their request to an appeals council and, eventually, to federal district court.

3. What are the approval chances?

Applying for SSDI is not a simple process, which is why it’s worth relying on an experienced representative to help. It’s certainly not something most applicants want to do more than once. Knowing the chances of receiving benefits before applying can make the process a bit easier, though.

Approximately 30 percent of initial applications see acceptance for SSDI. At the reconsideration level, however, only about 12 percent make it through. Though, more see approval at the third and fourth steps. At the hearing level, nearly 65 percent of applicants receive benefits.

Though it’s a fairly straightforward process, applying for SSDI can seem incredibly complicated at first, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. However, there are tons of resources that can help applicants maneuver through the process.

At Social Security Disability Advocates, visitors have access to experienced representatives in your area who are incredibly knowledgeable in the realm of social security. For more information, call us anytime at 602-952-3200 or contact us online. Also, feel free to use our LiveChat feature. Consultations are free, so don’t wait; get an attorney to help you with your benefits today!

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