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Help! My Application was Denied at the Initial Disability Review

Social Security disability benefits were created to help disabled Americans and their families by providing consistent income, vocational rehabilitation, and other services. If you can get approved, disability benefits give you and your family the ability to face everyday financial challenges when you’re unable to work.

Benefits may be available to you in two forms: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each program has its own eligibility rules and you may be denied for one program, even if you are approved for the other.

Is a Second Social Security Application Approved Faster?

If you’ve tried to get and been turned down for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the past, then you already know how long the disability review can often take.

You need disability benefits, but you don’t want to wait months again for Disability Determination Services (DDS) to review your claim only to be denied a second time.

Help! I was Denied at My ALJ Hearing.

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) are intended to provide essential financial support for disabled Americans of all ages. Unfortunately, getting benefits can be a long and cumbersome process for some applicants.

If you can get approved though, disability offers consistent income, taking the place of your decreased or lost income from employment.

Applying for Social Security Benefits After Age 50?

If you are unable to work because of a medical condition and you are older than 50, special rules apply. When you apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), one of the main things that is considered is whether you can return to the same kind of work that you did in the past or if you can adjust to performing some other kind of work.

Qualifying for Social Security Benefits With a Terminal Illness

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, your family’s financial situation should be the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, if you require hospice care you’re nearly guaranteed medical qualification for Social Security disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) approves millions of applicants for monthly benefits that can help pay for your hospice care, outstanding medical bills, your family’s housing or other expenses, and much more.

What Are the Non-Medical Requirements Needed to Earn SSDI?

To be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you must meet both the medical and non-medical requirements as outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While you might be quite ill and meet the medical criteria to be considered disabled, you still might be denied disability benefits. A technical denial occurs when an applicant does not meet the non-medical requirements for disability benefits.

How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Once you have determined that you are ready to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, it is now time to decide how you would like to apply. While the Social Security Disability application process is lengthy, the Social Disability Administration (SSA) has tried to make it as simple as possible.

Disability applications can be completed online, over the phone, or by making an appointment with your local Social Security office.

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