Right now you may be struggling with serious health problems, the inability to work and money troubles. Instead, you could be enjoying financial stability and the ability to breathe easier.
This process can lead to monthly income and health-care coverage through Medicare or Medicaid.
But they don’t make the process easy.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a lot of rules, steps, forms, and deadlines to deal with before you get benefits. Most people who apply get denied.
Social Security won’t take your word for it that your medical condition is so severe that you can’t work. You have to prove it.
Tim Geary, a Wisconsin disability attorney who has helped thousands of people get through this process over more than 20 years, knows how to handle an SSD application.
Ease your own burden and talk to the legal team at Geary Disability Law. In the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin, let us help you move on to better times.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) runs two disability benefits programs, both for people unable to work because of severe health limitations for at least 12 months:
SSDI pays monthly benefits calculated in part using your past earnings. And you get access to health care through Medicare after a waiting period.
SSI pays a pre-determined monthly amount set by the government. Plus you immediately qualify for Medicaid health coverage.
When you’re applying for benefits, you may qualify for one or the other, or sometimes both.
How can you tell which one?
A few questions could help you decide as you file for disability benefits.
Before you complete the application, a disability lawyer can point you in the right direction of which program to apply for, or whether your situation allows you to apply for both.
You can apply online, by phone or at a Social Security office. Once you submit your online application or complete another application method, a state office will make an initial disability determination on your claim.
If you’re denied, you’ll have to go through more steps of appealing before you can start receiving benefits—and resting easier.Talk to a Disability Lawyer
A Social Security Disability application requires pulling together a lot of information and documents. It’s important to know what information helps your claim, and what information doesn’t.
These are some of the main ingredients:
When you’re already feeling drained from poor health, a Social Security Disability application looks like a lot of work. But if you’re unable to earn a living, you absolutely should apply. And you should apply soon, so you can get started on a process that can take some time.
If you’re wondering whether you have a strong case before applying for Social Security Disability, get a FREE EVALUATION from Geary Disability Law.
And if you work with us on your claim, you’ll pay no attorney fees until you win benefits.
Applying for Social Security Disability—dealing with a giant government agency—can be intimidating.
You’re in a vulnerable time in your life, but the process of getting financial assistance isn’t exactly warm and caring.
When you have an experienced disability lawyer working with you, you can be confident that someone capable is taking care of all the legwork.
At Geary Disability Law:
You don’t have to be left without any help when you can’t work because of ill health. You can improve your situation so you have enough financial support to maintain your dignity and independence.
It’s only natural for you to have many questions when your life has been disrupted by health problems and you need financial assistance. Get started on your path forward with our answers to some of the questions we hear most often:DISABILITY FAQs
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