The Social Security application process can be a challenging time for many people. Our experienced Certified Paralegal with Advanced Certification in Social Security Disability, and staff, are here and ready to fight for you to get the benefits and compensation that you deserve.
To receive Disability Insurance Benefits a claimant must have worked and paid Social Security taxes for at least 20 quarters of the past 10 years.
Medicare comes with Disability Insurance Benefits. A claimant does not receive Medicare until 24 months after disability payments begin.
Any minor child(ren) of a claimant under the Disability Insurance Benefits can qualify for benefits but do not receive Medicare.
Supplemental Security Income benefits is a welfare based program designed to help claimants who have never worked or have worked but have not met the minimum 20 quarters of the past 10 years.
Medicaid comes with Supplemental Security Income benefits and begins the same month that SSI benefits begin.
Any minor child(ren) of the Supplemental Security Income claimant are not entitled to receive monetary benefits.
a.Yes? Then you may not qualify for Disability
b.No? Proceed to step 2
a.Yes? Continue to step 3
b.No? Then you may not qualify for Disability
a.Yes? Proceed to step 4
b.No? Then you cannot qualify for Disability
a.Yes? You could meet the requirements for Disability according to listing and should explore your options of applying for benefits
b.No? Proceed to step 5
a.Yes?Then you cannot qualify for Disability
b.No? Proceed to step 6
a.Yes? Then you cannot qualify for Disability
b.No?You could meet the requirements for Disability according to vocational Factors
The initial application for Social Security Disability should be filed once you have determined that you could qualify for either Disability Insurance Benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits. The application will require you to submit information regarding all doctors and medical professionals who have treated you regarding your impairment(s) along with information about various medications that you are taking. You can find the application and more information on the Social Security Office’s website here.Denial Reconiderations and Appeals
The original Social Security application is usually denied, so please do not give up or be deterred! Once the initial application has been denied, you have 60 days from the date you received the decision to file an Appeal for Reconsideration. If your request for reconsideration is also denied, then you have 60 days from the date you received the decision to file an Appeal for an Administrative Law Judge hearing where we represent you and fight for your benefits.