A lot of thoughts go through a person’s mind when he or she is injured and becomes unable to work. Worrying about how to pay the bills and how to take care of life’s necessities is often the biggest concern. Being able to afford medical care without an income, especially if your medical insurance is canceled because you aren’t working, can often be difficult.
We know that you might feel as if you are in a hopeless spot. If you are expected to be unable to work for at least 12 months, you might qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance. Some people might not feel comfortable applying for SSD benefits because they have heard about people being denied for benefits. While it is true that many initial applications are denied, some of those applications are approved after the applicant appeals.
If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that is preventing you from working, you should file for SSD right away. We can help you from the time you file your initial application, and we can help you file an appeal if your initial application is denied.
There are some instances in which you might be able to start receiving benefits as soon as six months after your date of disability. You don’t have to wait until you have been off of work for 12 months to apply for disability, so don’t wait any longer to apply.
If you are uncertain about filing a claim for SSD because you have questions, we can get you the answers you need so you can make an informed choice about proceeding with your claim.