Written by Keith V. Trantolo
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) is a federal government program that provides payments or benefits to people who are disabled and unable to perform substantial, gainful employment. There are many problems with this program, the most glaring of which is that it is difficult to receive the benefits you rightfully deserve. In order to receive SSD, you must show that you are not only disabled, but that the disability will prevent you from gaining employment or income.
Were You Denied SSD Benefits?
If you or someone you know is unable to work due to a physical or mental impairment which is expected to last for one year or longer (or may lead to death), you may be qualified to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. The application process for reviewing SSD benefits can be very difficult, however, and may require a social security disability attorney. Often, first-time applicants– many of whom are deserving–are denied. Many people who are denied are forced to appeal the decision several times before their claim is accepted.
The appeal process can be tricky. Hiring an experienced social security disability attorney can help you navigate this difficult process. At Trantolo & Trantolo, we know which medical reports are important to furnish, how to phrase your application or appeal to best align with SSD approval guidelines, whom to stay in contact with in order to make sure your claim is on track, and, most important, how best to support you through what is often a prolonged and emotional process. Do not get discouraged if you have been denied.