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Let us help clear up some common SSD and SSI misconceptions
Many people hesitate to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI) because they believe certain misconceptions about the process. Read below to learn more about these misconceptions.
I won’t be able to work if I’m applying for disability.
This is not necessarily true, as you can file for disability benefits while you are working. However, your gross earned income must be below a certain amount. There is a maximum amount you can earn and still qualify for SSD. If you have ceased working, do not hesitate in filing for disability. Your savings will become depleted as time goes on, putting financial strain on you and your family.
Everyone is denied the first time they apply for benefits.
It is true that many claims are denied upon initial application…but this is not always true. We recommend working with our experienced staff, which will deal with the government directly and give you the BEST chance of not being denied.
There are certain diseases that carry automatic qualification for benefits.
Unfortunately, this one is not true. Whatever disease or condition you are dealing with, it’s the information that your health care provider submits that determines whether or not you’ll be eligible for SSD. All information must be completed and accurate to get these benefits.
People of a younger age will not win their disability cases.
Age is nothing but a number in this situation. If you have a work history to reference and a debilitating disability, you should be deemed eligible for benefits.
An attorney’s services will be required to file a claim.
Attorneys are not legally required, but advocates are strongly recommended. Let our experts be your advocates in achieving your disability benefits.