What can I do to improve my chances of winning SSI or SSD benefits?Read Answer
Qualifying Medical Conditions
Understanding The Different Programs
What are the age restrictions with SS?
You can be found to be disabled by Social Security Administration at any age, although specific rules and regulations apply to claimants over 50 years of age and over 55 years age — usually making it easier to obtain benefits.
How long can I receive benefits?
You can receive benefits until you reach full retirement age or until your condition improves to the point where you are able to return to work on a full-time basis and for a period of more than nine months.
Can I return to work and still receive benefits?
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to return to work without jeopardizing your disability payments. Also, even if you return to work for a short period of time after your disability, you still may be entitled to make a claim for the full period of disability.
Can I have other sources of income and still receive Social Security payments?
Yes. Provided you are not earning money from work-related activities, there is no limit to the amount of other income you can receive in addition to your Social Security payments. This includes income from rents, trust payments and other financial investments. Individuals applying for SSI benefits are subject to other certain requirements.
If my application for benefits was denied, can I appeal the decision?
Almost certainly, yes. If you do, it is advisable to hire a Social Security lawyer. In our experience, many rejected claims are later approved on appeal or after a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
How much will I receive in SSD or SSI benefits?
The amount of Social Security benefits you can expect to receive depends on your earnings history. It could be anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per month.
How long does the Social Security claim process take?
A successful application could take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to process, depending on your case. Applications which require a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge take longer to process.
What will it cost me to hire Apex Disability Law to handle my Social Security claim?
It will cost you nothing, unless we are successful in obtaining your benefits. We work on an agreed percentage basis, capped at 25% by Federal law.
Can I claim Social Security benefits for my children and dependents?
Disabled workers are entitled to receive auxiliary benefits for minor children at a rate of approximately 40% of the disabled workers monthly payment.
What can I do to improve my chances of winning SSI or SSD benefits?
Getting regular treatment from a doctor who supports your application is vital. If you cannot afford to continue to see your regular health care provider, Apex can provide information regarding options for obtaining medical treatment.
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