If you suffer from a disability that leaves you unable to work, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. However, the rules regulating this program can be quite complex. That’s why our legal team has outlined the steps of the process of applying for disability benefits.
- The Application– Filling out an application is the first step towards receiving disability benefits. It should be submitted with all the necessary documentation to support your claim, including doctor’s notes and medical records.
- The Review– Upon receiving your application and paperwork, a claims examiner from the Social Security Administration will investigate your claim and issue a decision. If you’re claim is approved, you will soon be receiving benefits. If not, you may need to enter the appeals process.
- The Appeal- The Social Security Administration estimates more than half of all initial disability claims are denied. Most will enter the appeals process and the decision will be overturned. During an appeal, your case will be reexamined to determine if your denial was the result of a mistake or misunderstanding.
These processes can be confusing, and it may prove beneficial to discuss your case with an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer to ensure your legal rights are protected. So call us today at (800) 33-33-LAW to learn more about what we can do for you if you’re considering applying for disability benefits or if you have a claim that was denied in the past.