If you were denied disability benefits but you cannot work, you may still be able to get disability benefits. You can file an appeal if your claim was denied. The denial letter will explain why your claim was denied, so you can provide additional documentation and supporting evidence for your claim. Your denial letter will also specify the deadline for filing an appeal, which is also known as a request for reconsideration.
November 11th is Veterans Day. In recognition of that important annual milestone, here is some information about how veterans can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Some veterans may wrongly think that they are only able to obtain VA disability benefits, but this is not correct.
Veterans who are severely disabled may qualify for social security disability benefits from the SSA whether their disability happened while on active service or not. SSDI or SSI payments made available through the SSA are independent of VA benefits but must be applied for separately.
Did you know that some disabling conditions automatically qualify you for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If you are no longer able to work due to a disability, you may be eligible as well. People across the US receive benefits every month to help pay for medical bills, household expenses, childcare, and more. Some conditions are so severely disabling, the SSA will approve applicants within a matter of days.
With the Social Security Administration (SSA) denying a majority of claims for disability benefits, what happens if you suffer from a severe disability that prevents you from earning a living? Do you have to wait like every other applicant for the SSA to get around to reviewing your claim for financial assistance? The answer is no because the SSA runs a program called compassionate allowance that fast tracks claims for disability benefits in cases in which applicants suffer from debilitating and sometimes life-threatening diseases.
When submitting an application for disability benefits it is important to seek a doctor’s assessment and follow his or her treatment recommendations. This includes accepting surgery if that helps to eliminate your medical condition.
Refusal to undergo surgery, unless you have good reason, may mean you are no longer eligible to receive disability benefits. There are a number of acceptable reasons that may support your case for refusing surgery as a treatment option.