Your Social Security Approval Package (Finally, the Long Wait is Over!)Written by Lala Balattan
Back and forth to Disability Determination Services (DDS)… Arranging and rearranging data and documents for applications, appeals and motion of requests… Monthly contacts with Social Security Administration Claims Rep and DDS examiner… After endless consultations with your legal counsel or representatives, after many, many series of medical consultations and examinations, and finally, after too many false hopes and expectations… Your patience and determination has been rewarded! You have received ultimate information relating approval of your Disability Benefit claim!
So, what now?
Usually, letter sent to you by SSA informing you of your claim approval will show amount of benefits you are to receive, as determined by Social Security Office, and when payments will start. The benefits due to you are to be given monthly. Generally, you must be disabled for 5 full calendar months before you can receive your disability benefits for first time.
If it had taken you so long to wait for approval of your benefit claims, it is also likely that you will receive certain amounts for benefits past due. This will be based on how long it took to process and resolve your case and determined actual date your disability began. These back-payments will be given to you in lump sum – SSI give it by installment, depending on its amount size, while social security disability back-pay are paid in a single lump sum.
Certain medical benefits will also be received. You may receive Medicaid if your benefits are derived from supplemental security income (SSI) or Medicare if it is from Social Security Program, also called Retirement Survivors Disability Insurance. Your medical benefits will start coming 2 years after your eligibility for benefits has been established.
How to Make a Better SSI CaseWritten by Lala Balattan
It is not actually that a person’s disability claim is not believable enough or substantial enough that causes denied applications for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. Represented or not, with undisputable medical records or not, seventy percent (70%) of all disability claims are denied at applications. Does this mean that, it really makes no difference whether you present a substantial claim or not? Of course not!
It simply means that you have to possess more analysis and should insist to learn more about workings, procedures and especially approval system of SSD and SSI Programs. By being attuned to their systems and procedures, respecting their authority and cooperating with them, you stand a better chance of presenting a winning SSI case. With or without help from a legal counsel or other representative, your knowledge of system would sustain your claim.
Dear claimants, it is indeed intolerable to note that crucial information regarding SSD/SSI benefits policies and procedures cannot always be had from actual persons taking citizen’s claims for disability benefits and SSI. Never be disheartened, though! Even if you eventually think that applications for SSD / SSI might be a secret process fiercely guarded by who knows? Do not fret! We are providing you with very information, tips and advice in order for you to be armed with right ideas and learn for yourself how you could improved your very own SSI case.
Stand a better chance of having a competent and substantial review of your medical status. Do this by finding out if your personal physician will support your disability case. Once he expresses his support, request for a detailed statement as to reasons you were disabled and unable to work. It is also essential to continue submitting copies of your medical records, including recent update, when you apply and each time you appeal.