What you shouldn’t believe about SSD

Written by Lala Balattan

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs arerepparttar largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. American citizens have come to be aware that withrepparttar 119211 Social Security programs for disability benefits and SSI, security is still there for them, even as they are physically restricted, burdened with an illness and unable to work anymore.

However,repparttar 119212 Social Security is not committed to making massive awareness and information regarding such programs asrepparttar 119213 vast public are continually in ignorance of its procedures, policies and workings. Because of this, several misconceptions and false expectations have been harbored by many who were misinformed ofrepparttar 119214 social security’s policy. Alas! Many are greatly disillusioned byrepparttar 119215 time they have come through handling their own applications for disability / SSI claims.

A foremost example of a misconception is that “the Social Security denies everyonerepparttar 119216 first time they apply for disability”. Arbitrariness is never a method inrepparttar 119217 Social Security. Disability applications are filed atrepparttar 119218 Social Security Office and are subject for evaluation. Completed disability applications are sent to a state agency called Disability Determination Services (DDS). At DDS, they are assigned to disability specialists known as Examiners. Examiners arerepparttar 119219 individuals who make decisions on Social Security cases (atrepparttar 119220 initial and Reconsideration Levels).

Though not all are denied, it is frustrating to note that after months of waiting, 70% ofrepparttar 119221 population that applied for disability claims are denied! Another misguided information is thatrepparttar 119222 “Social Security denies you a certain number of times before you are approved and can receive disability benefits” should not be believed. Duringrepparttar 119223 long wait forrepparttar 119224 processing of disability / SSI claims applications, many different factors affectrepparttar 119225 approval and/or denial of applications. Each case are different among others, thus, reasons for approval and/or denial, whether how many times are not alwaysrepparttar 119226 same.

Meanwhile, a statement from your physician supporting your case cannot automatically get you approved for benefits. Why, of course! No one who ever passed a disability claim application atrepparttar 119227 SSA with or withoutrepparttar 119228 supporting statements of a physician have ever been automatically approved. Your physician’s medical report on your disability will have to go through inspection ofrepparttar 119229 DDS and eventually, if continually denied, intorepparttar 119230 judgment ofrepparttar 119231 Administrative Law Judge to weighrepparttar 119232 facts presented if you are really entitled torepparttar 119233 benefits.

If Your Case Gets Denied

Written by Paul Hood

If you have been injured or become ill and are no longer able to work, you have certain Social Security Disability Benefits. Social Security Disability is a benefit received fromrepparttar Social Security Administration by disabled workers and in some cases their dependents, similar to those received by retired workers. And you will have to file your case.

Sheri Abrams statesrepparttar 119210 statutes for one to be qualified to file for Social Security Disability Benefits:

“To receive benefits underrepparttar 119211 Social Security Disability program, you must have a physical or mental health problem (or a combination of problems) severe enough to keep you from working in any regular paying job for at least one year or result in death. The test isn't whether or not you are able to go back to your old job, andrepparttar 119212 test isn't whether or not you have been able to find a job lately. Rather,repparttar 119213 test is whether you are capable of doing any job available inrepparttar 119214 national economy (even if this job involves different skills or pays less than your previous work.) By using an extensive set of regulations,repparttar 119215 Social Security Administration takes into account your medical condition, your age, your abilities, your training and your work experience in deciding your case.”

Cont'd on page 2 ==>
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use