If you or a loved one has a medical condition that renders them unable to work, it may be worth researching the Social Security Administration’s disability programs. Your loved one may qualify for benefits from one of the two disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If their medical condition meets Social Security’s strict criteria, they may be entitled to benefits.
The process of applying for disability benefits can be a complicated and daunting process. It can be particularly overwhelming if you’re battling an illness. A claimant must file certain disability application forms, gather supporting documentation and medical records, and correspond with the appropriate offices. If an initial claim gets denied, the claimant must file the appropriate appeal called “reconsideration”. If the claim is denied at reconsideration, a claimant must file for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge who works for the Social Security Administration. At a hearing, it’s wise to have an attorney represent you and present your evidence supporting your claim for benefits. Additionally, if you or your loved one is too sick to physically appear at a hearing, someone that you choose (family member, social worker, etc.) can appear to testify on your behalf.
If you or a loved one are unable to apply for disability due to a medical condition, you do not have to fight through the process alone. Call our office today at (502) 277-1711 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.