When it May Be Time to File for Social Security Disability

09/24/2012 // Wright Disability Firm // Social Security Disability Firm™ // (press release)

For many workers who have been left unable to work for an extended period due to a disability, it may be difficult to come to terms with the inability to obtain the work income that had previously been their primary source of financial support. Work related accidents, motor vehicle accidents, degenerative diseases, and other health complications are a few examples of the issues that can leave a person unable to work and provide for themselves or dependent family members. If one has been unable to return to work, or is expected to be out of work due to a disability for a period of at least 12 months, then it may be time to file a Social Security Disability claim.

Many individuals choose to wait longer than may be necessary prior to filing for Social Security benefits, whether due to lack of clarity about their eligibility or other factors, however time is of the essence in taking the necessary steps to obtain the benefits one may be eligible to receive when faced with a disability. In fact, waiting to file a claim for benefits may also impact one’s eligibility on timely receiving benefits when approved.

The process for filing a Social Security disability claim can be time consuming and even for eligible applicants, the receipt of benefits may not be automatic after one is approved. Whereas, in claims for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) the law automatically builds in a specific waiting period, in claims for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the actual date the claim is filed is very essential during the benefit approval process. For those dealing with any degree of financial hardship, the waiting process for receiving benefits can add to the additional strain felt trying to meet even the most basic living needs.

The Social Security disability claims process is already long enough, so waiting to file a claim is not necessary for those seeking Social Security Disability benefits, and neither is going through the process alone.

Wright & Wright, America’s Social Security Disability Firm™ can offer support for individuals who are seeking a lawyer or professional advocate for disability related Social Security claims. Contact the firm today by visiting http://www.wrightdisabilityfirm.com/social-security-lawyers/social-security-disability-accidents.html for information on how to obtain a free consultation to discuss your specific needs.

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