Have you been physically injured so badly that you are no longer able to work? Do you suffer from a long-term mental disability that makes it impossible to hold a job? Have you applied for social security benefits and been denied?Unfortunately, two out of three people who apply for social security benefits are denied the first-time they apply. It’s also not uncommon for an individual’s benefits to terminate, even after approval.
You can help tip the odds in your favor by retaining an experienced social security lawyer at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys. We will put our knowledge to work to help increase the chances of approval the first time. We can also help file an appeal for those who have been denied or had their benefits terminated.
Social Security Benefits
There are two main types of social security programs a person can apply for: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
SSDI benefits are an earned benefit. If you, a spouse, or parent becomes disabled, there may be benefits available based on total hours previously worked, and the amount of earnings that were paid into Social Security taxes.
SSI benefits are however not based on years worked; they are based on financial need. For eligibility for this program an individual must have disability, or blindness, or born before 1953, with little or no income or resources. Spouses or dependent children are not eligible to receive any provisions under this program.
Contacting a social security law firm will help reduce any confusion you have about applying for benefits for the first-time, or submitting an appeal for a denied application or termination of benefits.
Limited Time to File an Appeal
Once you are notified that you have been denied social security benefits, or had them terminated, you have a very short amount of time to request an appeals hearing. An appeals hearing allows you the opportunity to present more documentation; proving a qualifying disability and/or to show work history, limited income levels, and also minimal personal assets.
Call Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys today. We will help the process of filing for benefits for the first time, or submitting an appeal. All with the assistance of an experienced social security lawyer, you can’t go wrong.