How Long Must I Wait After Disability To File For Social Security Benefits?
You should file for Social Security disability benefits immediately once you become disabled. There is no waiting period and you should not wait. There is a six month waiting period, once you are approved, for benefits to start from the date that you make your application.
Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits If I Have A Combination Of Problems?
Social Security looks at all of your different medical and psychological impairments and they combine them to see if they, as a group, would keep you from being able to work. In addition, they’ll look at each disabling impairment to determine if that alone would keep you from being able to work. It often is the case that there’s not one single medical or psychological impairment that keeps a person from working. Instead, it’s a combination of those.
How Far Back Will Social Security Pay Benefits If I Am Found To Be Disabled?
Under the Social Security Disability Insurance benefit program, Social Security can pay one year prior to your application for disability benefits and SSI pays from the date of disability. The start date of that disability can only be as far back as your application for SSI disability.
What Do I Do If Social Security Denies My Claim For Social Security Disability Benefits?
If your application is denied, you should immediately file an appeal of your denial. You have 60 days, plus five days for mailing, to make an appeal. If you fail to make an appeal within that time period and don’t show that you had a good reason not to make that appeal, then you would have to start your benefit application over again. The vast majority of people are denied at the first two steps in the application process, so it’s important that you file an appeal immediately. It’s also important that you contact a lawyer to help you with those appeals.
Why Does Social Security Turn Down So Many Claims For Disability Benefits Initially?
The denial rate for initial applications is approximately 75%. Social security initially denies claims simply because the vast majority of people have a combination of impairments that would keep them from being able to work, rather than a very obvious disability. The process takes longer, as they have to gather medical records and evidence to show that there’s a combination of disabling impairments.
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