If you’ve been injured and can’t continue to do your job anymore, you may be looking into receiving some sort of disability benefits to cover the cost of living and medical bills. While looking into the different programs and researching what you have to do, it may dawn on you that this will be no easy task. When doing your research, “What are the social security disability requirements?” is probably one of the first questions that came to mind. If you’re considering applying for SSD, here are a few things you should know.
One of the hardest parts of applying for SSD is proving your medical condition is actually a disability. While you may be in too much pain or discomfort to work, you’ll have to be seen by doctors and have them determine if this is true. You must also have worked a certain number of hours and paid a certain amount into Social Security. The last requirement is to be under the age of 65. While some of these seem simple enough, getting your medical condition to be considered a disability in which you cannot continue to work will be the biggest challenge. You will need to have up-to-date doctor’s notes and medical records as well as go through testing and evaluations.
Even if you went through all the steps correctly and filed all required information, 60 percent of all claims are denied based on initial evaluation. There is still hope if you’ve been denied. You may choose to appeal but you must do so quickly after being denied. Your best bet may be to hire legal representation. They can help walk you through the process and make sure all paperwork is filed correctly and on time.
If you need questions answered or someone to fight for you, Grech Law Firm will be by your side every step of the way. We know what the Social Security disability requirements are and can help you determine whether or not you qualify. From filing paperwork to getting court dates to setting up an appeal, we will make sure you get what you deserve. Contact us today (586)-203-3125 to get started on your case and get you the benefits you deserve!