Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits Law
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Do you need Social Security Disability Insurance? Getting approved for a claim isn’t always easy. The process can be time-consuming and difficult to understand on your own. Choose an attorney who can help you through the obstacles of your SSDI claim—an attorney like Andalman & Flynn, with experience practicing social security disability law in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.
Filing a Social Security Disability Claim
You can apply for SSDI at your local Social Security office or online at SSA.gov, You should explain your situation and provide copies of the documents social security requires, such as medical records, birth certificate, and W2s from the last two years. The SSA will prepare your file and send it to the Disability Determination Service for your state, which will review your case, collect medical records and determine whether your disability qualifies you for SSDI. You should hear back within three to four months.
If your application is accepted, you will receive social security disability beginning from the time you were first disabled. This means that you may receive a check for all the social security disability that you could have been receiving from the time you were unable to provide gainful income to the time the social security administration approves your social security disability application.
Ninety days pass and finally a notice arrives in the mail from the Social Security Administration (SSA) explaining that your medical conditions do not prevent you from working. You’ve been denied. Now what do you do?
Why Your SSD Application Was Denied
Three common reasons why disability benefits are denied include:
- Duration of Your Condition
To get SSD benefits, you must suffer from a disability expected to last at least one year or result in death.
- Failure to Follow Prescribed Treatment
Your SSD claim must prove that you are unable to work despite your best efforts to treat your disabling condition. If you fail to follow your doctor’s orders or prescribed therapy, the SSA may deny your disability claim.
- Income and Resources
Your monthly income must fall below the SSA’s limits—referred to as substantial gainful activity (SGA)—to qualify for SSD benefits.
For help applying for social security disability benefits in the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Virginia, contact Andalman & Flynn’s qualified social security disability attorneys.
Andalman & Flynn is a dedicated social security disability attorney located in downtown Silver Spring. Our goal is to provide clients with support and give them the best possible chance for success as we file their SSDI claim. Our team understands the Social Security system, and we’re here for you and your family. Let our Maryland disability lawyers fight to get the SSD benefits you need to support your family and move on with your life.
If you’re looking for a compassionate experienced social security disability attorney in Maryland, the District of Columbia, or Northern Virginia, we can help.
At Andalman & Flynn, our greatest reward comes from helping our clients overcome obstacles and get the financial compensation they need. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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