October 19, 2021

Social Security Disability Requirements

Social security disability requirements are determined by the way in which your medical condition impacts on your ability to work and support your family. At the outset you should contact a social security administration office in person or through phone mail, or online, and request a starter kit that should provide you with all the information you will need to put together a successful application.

There are strict criteria that must me met if you are to achieve a desirable outcome. For example this would include having a condition that prohibits full time employment and which must be expected to exist for at least another twelve months or until death. It is important to note that documented evidence needs to be provided that backs up your claim. It is up to the individual handling your case to determine whether you are eligible for payment as opposed to the decision being made by your local doctor.

The process from start to finish can take as long as six months. During this time you need to make certain that you have access to funds to support yourself. There is no way that your aces can be fast tracked above others as every individual applying for a disability payment will be in the same predicament.

The actual amount of time required would depend upon the amount of supporting documents that are given. You can help to ensure there is no unnecessary delay by making sure you attend every SSA appointment on time and present the required information that is asked for.

The decision on whether you are granted social security disability benefits would require you to complete a medical and job worksheet correctly. It is important to provide details of your past employment so that the individual handling the application will understand that up until the disability arose you were employed or at least searching for work.

Whenever you have any confusion you can refer back to the information contained within the starter kit you were given at the initial stage. Remember to inform your GP to inform them that you are seeking disability benefit. They will be contacted by the SSA so therefore it is better that they are forewarned. You will need to ensure that you provide information relating to the medications you are receiving as well as the doctor’s appointments you have had to attend.

Do not worry about your personal information being used in an unexpected way. All the data that you give is kept secure and confidential. If you are not comfortable speaking English it is vital that at the outset you request an interpreter to be available whenever you are contacted or are called for an interview.

If you have a dependent such as a child who you believe is eligible for disability payments the process that needs to be followed is similar to that discussed above. The primary difference is that you first point of call should be with an agency such as the CPS or DFCS. If denial is the outcome there is always the option of a referral.


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