Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), in simpler terms, is a system that offers disability benefits to people, if they cannot work due to a disability. In most cases, these benefits are offered for physical disabilities. Below are some of the other things you should know about SSDI.
Who can qualify for SSDI?
Social Security Administration (SSA) has rules for people seeking benefits under the system.
- They must have a physical/mental condition, which prevents them from engaging in substantial gainful activities.
- The disability is expected to last for at least a year, or can result in death of the person.
- The person applying must have at least 20 social security payment quarters in the decade prior to the onset of the disability.
Legal counsel matters
Not everyone receives benefits under SSDI. If you have been denied benefits, you can talk to a lawyer who understands Social Security Disability Insurance Law. Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a complicated process, and a lot of paperwork is involved. Your lawyer can help you with the application and simplify things. If your first application has been denied, you can file for reconsideration. It is important that you act quick, because a reconsideration request must be filed within the first 60 days from the date of the denial. Talk to your lawyer who understand the process, to help you with the paperwork.
If your request for reconsideration is also denied, you will need an attorney to file your appeal. The lawyer will be responsible for handling the claim before an Administrative Law Judge. The process may seem cumbersome, but a good lawyer can get you the benefits you deserve.
Selecting a lawyer
If you want to know more about Social Security Disability Insurance and the options you have, finding the right lawyer is important. Do your homework to find law firms that have been rated well by other people. References are important, but if you don't have that choice, you can always check on Google. When you meet a lawyer, ask questions related to SSDI and don't shy away from sharing your concerns. A good and competent lawyer will offer a clear and fair idea of what you can expect from the case. If your appeal for reconsideration has merit, he will ensure that your case is heard. In most cases, lawyers charge clients a contingent fee for these cases. But regardless of what the lawyer may charge, get an idea of the expenses involved in your case.
Check online now to find lawyers for Social Security Disability Insurance Law.
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Hanover, MA 02339
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