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Social Security Disability Can Be Confusing

Nov. 10, 2016

When you have a medical condition that stops you from performing a full-time job, whether mental or physical in nature, you are supposed to claim benefits of disability from the social security administration to compensate you. By understanding the right procedures, requirements, and appeals that are being followed to claim for those benefits the process might be confusing especially to those people who are affected.

The Basics of Social Security Disability

The social security administration offers various types of benefits for those workers who are disabled, with security income and social security disability insurance. Social security disability insurance is funded by the deduction made from paychecks that serve people that have already paid. The supplementary security income is for the children, poor and blind. For one to claim either of the benefits; he must possess a condition that prevents him from working as a full-time worker. However, the disability is expected to last for twelve months consecutively. The social security administration provides a list of medical impairment. The list includes mental disorders, vision or hearing loss, and chronic disorderly disease like anxiety, autism or depression; and the disease of Parkinson. However, you can still qualify for the basics of social security even if your medical condition is not on the list of impairments since every individual is regarded alone.

Application for Disability Benefits

Disability claims can be made in person or over the telephone. The process becomes smooth when you have your documents ready and the right information in advance including the names of medical description, the dates of all therapy sessions and medical procedures, and income tax statements. The disability onset date is critical because it's the key factor towards your claim because it shows the very date you became disabled to labor full time. This is confirmed by the records of your work history, medical evidence, and the allegations expressed in your application and sometimes family interviews and friends are done. If your initial claim is denied, don't get discouraged because most claims at first are denied then approved later at appeal.

Appealing for A Denied Disability Claim

To appeal for a denied claim, one has got four opportunities. To begin with, one has to reconsider your claim with the social security administration and then end in the federal court and then wait for the final verdict.


One can put a claim at the administrative law judge before a hearing is done. This is due to the claim made in the federal court that is being reviewed by the social security administration. About a third of all the applications result in approval, but the greater part end for the claimant. Those wishing to claim should make their request within two months of receiving the notice. It's very stressful to deal with the social security administration hence confusion and frustration may result leading to time wastage instead of collecting your benefits.

By: Websol