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.
It is a challenging experience applying for disability benefits at the best of times, but for some people it can be more challenging than usual. This may be because the applicant has a disability that is harder to prove that is severe enough to qualify for disability benefits.
The closer to retirement age you are, the easier it may be to get disability benefits. This is because the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers that older people may be less likely to fully recover from a serious medical condition and be able to return to work in a previous job. It may also be harder for them to learn new skills.
There are 5 steps in the Social Security disability benefits determination process for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications.
It is important to highlight that the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not automatically award disability benefits to an applicant until he or she has met several conditions.