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Social Security Disability Basics

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: January 21, 2015
When Does The Ssa Decide To Cease Disability Benefits

No one thinks that he or she will be the person who suffers a disability. It’s not something we plan, but it happens, and that’s why disability benefits are available through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Whatever your age, if you’re unable to work because you’ve become medically disabled, and if that disability is expected to last more than a year, then you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Benefits may also be available to children and spouses in particular circumstances. The Social Security system can be complicated to navigate; you do not want to go it alone. If you need to receive disability benefits in southern California, speak promptly with an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney.

Making a Social Security disability claim is not a simple process. The best course of action is to seek an experienced disability lawyer as soon as a disability occurs. The SSA sets a number of deadlines, and you could lose your rights by waiting. The first step is to file an initial claim. Although your claim may be approved, claims are typically denied the first time they are submitted. If your claim is denied, the next step is a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. These judges may grant claims, but if your claim is denied by a judge, more appeal opportunities are available.

You are probably eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you are unable to hold a job because of a diagnosed medical problem, either physical or mental, which has persisted or will persist for at least a year (or is expected to result in death). The process can be lengthy for some applicants, so you should apply as soon as you sustain or become aware of your disability. In southern California, get the guidance and help you’ll need by promptly contacting an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.