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Former workers facing financial drain while awaiting SSD appeals

With the backlog of disability cases showing no sign of slowing down, many workers across the country, and no doubt in Boone County, Missouri, must wake up to the reality that they will face a financial drain while they are trying to collect benefits after filing their Social Security Disability (SSD) claims. With many, if not most, people getting their initial claims for benefits denied and with the appeal process taking months

More on long-term disability benefits

A previous post on this blog discussed how not all of our clients, no matter how much they want it and how hard we try on their behalf, are going to qualify for benefits through the Social Security disability programs. As with other areas of the law, sometimes the law, including the federal regulations governing disability, and the facts just aren't going to support one's SSD claim.

Even if Social Security doesn't work out, we can still help

This blog has on many different occasions discussed how our law office works hard to help residents of Columbia and the rest of Boone County who are suffering under all types of disabilities get Social Security benefits. These benefits are often a financial lifeline for our clients, especially since they are unable to work due to the disability.

Can you reduce the appeal wait time for SSD benefits?

A recent previous post here discussed what the Social Security Administration and Congress might do in order to reduce the notoriously long waiting time a disabled person in Boone County, Missouri, will likely face should he or she have to appeal a denial of SSD benefits. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand a disability attorney can wave in order to speed the SSD appeals process up for their clients without fail. Sometimes, it is best just to plan on a long wait to get benefits, since even well-organized and complete applications for benefits get denied frequently.

What can be done to reduce the disability appeal wait time?

The long waiting period likely facing a Columbia, Missouri, resident who has been denied Social Security disability benefits to have a hearing before an administrative law judge is well-known enough that many Boone County residents have probably heard about it, even if they have no intention of applying for disability.

How does the Social Security Administration define disability?

Understanding how to qualify for social security disability benefits is important for many disabled individuals in Missouri and throughout the country. Disabled individuals considering applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits may wonder what the Social Security Administration considers to be a disability and how they can qualify for disability through the SSA's application process for benefits.

What help are Social Security Disability benefits?

Disability benefits can be tremendously helpful for disabled individuals concerned about covering the daily costs of their lives. Disabled individuals may have many questions about these important benefits, how they work and how to obtain them. Social Security disability is a federally funded program that is administered by the Social Security Administration. It is a program that workers pay into.

Understanding the impact of life changes on disability benefits

Many disabled individuals receiving Social Security disability or SSD benefits who understandably rely on those benefits to take care of their daily needs and living expenses may have important questions related to their ability to return to work and what will happen to their benefits if they become eligible for full Social Security retirement benefits. These are important concerns, and disabled individuals receiving SSD benefits should understand the implications of life changes on benefits.

Understanding the basics related to applying for disability

Social Security disability or SSD benefits may be available to disabled individuals who are so severely impaired they are unable to work and have paid into the program while working as adults. The SSD insurance program is designed to provide long-term financial protections for disabled individuals. There are a variety of common concerns associated with applying for SSD benefits, so it is helpful to be familiar with the realities of the process.

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