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Social Security Disability Claims

Qualification assessment
In order to be qualified for social security disability claims there are certain guidelines or requirements that a petitioner must pass. First of all he must be unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity due to medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. Aside from the being qualified in the social security’s definition of disability, the applicant must have worked the minimum number of years in a job covered by the social security. The applicant must also have paid the taxes required for social security during his tenure on the job. 

The benefits that can be applied for under social security disability fall into several categories. It can be awarded to personal who have worked in recent years but who are now disabled. Disabled widows and widowers and disabled adult child benefits are some of the other categories. It must be observed that the petitioner has paid the required social security taxes in order to be able to apply.

In filing for social security disability claims it is more advantageous for the person to go to the nearest office in person. However, if by some circumstance you cannot come personally in their office, calling the office and arranging for an interview will also be a great help in your social security disability decisions. During the interview, it is important that you have the necessary documents and social security forms that will serve as the evidence for your claim.

Being denied at the initial stage of filing a claim must not be a big surprise. Typically, only about 40% claims are approved in the first stage. Subsequently, 20% of the individuals win at the next stage called reconsideration. An informal hearing with Administrative Law judge takes place in the final stage. It is a wise move to have a good representation by a lawyer.


• Statistics shows that claimants with legal representation are much more likely to win their claim
• A well experienced lawyer knows the proof that SSID system requires
• Having the legal assistance eliminates the necessity of both waiting in long government lines and the      chance that a government clerk’s incorrect notation on your condition jeopardizing your claim
• Complications in your case including paper works will be handled professionally.

Social Security Disability Claims hearing may take up to one year and three to six months to get a decision.

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