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Applying for Social Security Disability
Imagine this: You are a 36-year-old office manager with a wife and two children. You do well enough to support your family on your salary so your wife can stay home with the kids. Things are going fine until you suddenly start feeling weaker and soon you notice you’re losing a great deal of weight and can’t keep anything down. You go to the doctor, who tells you that you have symptoms of severe leukemia.
Fortunately, the disease was diagnosed early enough to give you a strong chance of recovery—but you will have to spend most of your time in the near future undergoing therapy and rehabilitation. For at least three years, you will have to follow a strict treatment schedule that includes diet, rest, and participation in therapy on a daily basis. You quickly realize that the long hours and other requirements of your job are too demanding while you work to restore your health.
You have a good long term disability insurance policy that agrees to pay for your therapy. They will also pay approximately 60 percent of your current annual salary for up to five years. Your wife can work, too, if necessary, but you don’t want your illness to disrupt your children and the stability of your family life any more than it already has. The human resources coordinator at work tells you about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and after some research you calculate that you may be eligible for $2000 a month—which will make up the difference between your regular salary and the reduced amount you’ll receive through long term disability insurance.
You apply for SSDI at your local Social Security office, explain your situation to a case worker, and provide copies of all required documents, including your medical records, birth certificate, and W2s from the last two years. The case worker explains that your file will be prepared and sent to the Disability Determination Service in [State], which will review your case, collect medical records and determine whether your disability qualifies you for SSDI. You should hear back in the next three to four months.
After 90 days, you finally receive a notice in the mail from the Social Security Administration (SSA) explaining that your medical conditions do not prevent you from working. Your claim has been denied.
Social Security Disability Attorney in Washington, DC
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