Receiving Social Security Disability benefits can be a huge help when you are struggling to make ends meet after being diagnosed with a disability. Crest SSD provides assistance applying for Social Security benefits.
Applying can be a challenging process, but we help you every step of the way. Call the number above to speak to a disability specialist and receive assistance.
Are You Eligible for Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration has a strict definition of what is considered a disability. To be considered eligible, you must have a severe impairment that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
You must also be under retirement age (typically 66-67), and you must have paid FICA taxes for five of the last 10 years. You can see if you qualify by taking our free evaluation.
Apply Immediately for Disability Benefits
Do not wait to apply for disability benefits, as that will place a strain on your savings and funds.
Initial applications can take three to six months to review and the SSA approves only one in three initial applications. It’s very common to receive a denial, but that shouldn’t stop you from appealing your claim.
If you are denied for benefits once, you will most likely be denied a second time. This will lead to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, and this step can take almost two years in some cities.
The national average wait is 600 days and could be as high as 800 days in some locations.
If you suffer from an especially severe condition, there is a way to expedite the process. Check the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances to see if you qualify to receive your benefits more quickly.
Maintain Your Health Insurance
When your budget is tight, it can be tempting to cut health insurance, but medical evidence is absolutely critical to support your claim. The last thing you can afford is a lack of medical evidence.
Consider COBRA, Marketplace Exchange plans, or Medicaid. If you must stop paying for health insurance premiums, search for low cost or free healthcare clinics in your area.
Get Help Early with the Disability Application
Applying for disability benefits is difficult, stressful, and time-consuming, so it’s a smart idea to have representation from the beginning.
The earlier you seek help, the sooner you can obtain the support you need to receive benefits quickly. Our representatives can help you locate and file key information and represent you at a Social Security hearing.
The application process can be complicated and arduous and a host of little things and misstatements can slow down your claim or even result in a denial. By letting us assist you, you’ll know all of the paperwork that needs to be filed quickly and accurately.
Enlist The Help Of Friends Or Family
Friends or family members can help you get ready to apply. They can also assist you in filling out your application if you have difficulty. Remember that if a family member applies on your behalf, SSA will follow up with you to have you sign appropriate documents.
It is important that if you need assistance applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you find the right help as soon as you can. Our disability experts can assist you and save you time and energy by applying, gathering records, and answering any questions you may have.
Call us today at the number above to speak to someone and help you start this journey.