If you are totally disabled because of a work-related injury, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability. The SSD benefit can apply either while you receive workers’ compensation benefits or after it has run its course. However, it is difficult to apply and be approved for SSD.
There are many different pieces of information for a Social Security Disability application. For example, include medical records, lists of medications, a detailed accident report, and written statements from your doctors. An attorney helps you gather the necessary documentation. They also let you know what type of documents will increase your chances of approval.
Getting the Social Security Administration to see you as “disabled” is daunting. Often, the SSA will look for reasons why you can continue to work or perhaps even work at a different type of job. Generally, they are looking for any reason possible to deny your claim. In some cases, eligible people are denied benefits simply because the system is so complex. An attorney can discuss what it means to be considered “disabled” by the SSA and what requirements you must meet. In fact, attorneys can help you secure proof that you meet those requirements.
If your claim is denied initially and you must file an appeal, it is absolutely essential to have an attorney on your side. If filing initially is complex, working on an appeal is even more so.
At our law firm, we are dedicated to helping those disabled through a work-related injury get the benefits they need to make ends meet. Contact us today for more information.
If you or a loved one were injured in a work-related accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits and/or Social Security Disability benefits. Contact our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers today to learn more about different types of coverage under workers’ compensation, when you may be eligible for Social Security Disability, and how an attorney can help you through the process. We are available now to answer your questions and help you plan your next move.