FAQ on Social Security Disability Benefits Claim


Pursuing a social security disability benefits claim may not be as easy as it may seem, and more difficult if your disability claim is denied in the initial stage.

Our experienced disability benefits attorneys specialize in handling social security disability claims. With more than 15 years of experience in handling claims, our attorneys can also represent you in reconsideration and appeals hearing.


Here are FAQs on claiming Social Security Disability benefits:


  1. How long do I have to wait after becoming disabled before I can file a claim for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    You can file a claim for Social Security Disability benefits on the very same day that you become disabled. Many individuals make the mistake of waiting for months and even years after becoming disabled before filing for a Social Security Disability benefits.

  2. How can I tell if I qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?

    There is really no accurate way of determining whether you will be found disabled by Social Security or not. In the end, claimants should make the decision about whether or not to file a claim for Social Security Disability Benefits based upon their own belief about their condition.

    If in doubt whether to file for a Social Security Disability benefits claim or in the event that the claim is denied, the individual should consult with an attorney familiar with Social Security Disability to get an opinion on the chances for an approval and for a successful appeal.

  3. Do you have to be permanently disabled to get Social Security Disability benefits?

    No. For as long as your disability prevents you from working, you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.

  4. How does Social Security determine if I am disabled?

    Social Security reviews your medical records, carefully considering all your health problems as well as your age, education and work experience. In general, Social Security decides whether or not you are able to do your past work.

    If Social Security finds you incapable to perform in your past work, they will determine whether there is any other work for you given your current health condition and disability status.

  5. I am currently on sick leave from my employer. Can I file a claim for Social Security Disability now or do I have to wait until the sick leave is exhausted?

    You do not have to wait until the sick leave is exhausted. You should file for Social Security Disability benefits now, if you believe that your medical condition is serious enough that it will prevent you from working for a considerable amount of time.

  6. I have several health problems, but if taken separately, not one of them disables me. Can I still get Social Security Disability benefits?

    Social Security considers the combination of impairments that an individual suffers from in determining disability. Perhaps most claimants for Social Security Disability benefits have more than one health problem and the combined effects of all these are used in determining disability.

Our expert Social Security Disability lawyers can help you pursue your disability benefits at any stage of your claim.

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