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The burden and cost of applying for SSDI benefits

It's no secret that applying for disability benefits can be a long and difficult process. Many people spend months and years waiting for decisions and appeals. This wait comes at what is often a very stressful and financially difficult time in people's lives; a time where they can no longer work and they are counting on receiving money from SSD benefits just to make ends meet. The problem is that in addition to the delays and lengthy wait times, the process of applying for SSD benefits can also be very costly for these individuals who are already in dire financial situations.

SSDI benefits and your family

Most people don't think of kids when they think of social security. However, you may be surprised to know that social security paid out benefits to more then 4.2 million children in 2017. This is because benefits for children are just one type of family benefit paid by social security. Social security also pays spousal, and ex-spousal, benefits. Children may receive social security benefits when either one or both parents are disabled, retired or deceased.

What if I receive SSD benefits and would like to work?

There is often a belief that when a Missourian is getting Social Security disability benefits, it automatically implies an inability to work. However, for many recipients of SSD benefits, there is a chance they can eventually get back to work and end their need for SSD. This is where Ticket to Work and various work incentives can be beneficial. Before using Ticket to Work, it is important to understand how the program works and what benefits are available.

Demystifying Social Security Disability

There is often a lot of confusion and a lot of misconceptions surrounding social security disability and those individuals who receive these SSD benefits. It is important to have some basic information and facts before you apply for SSD benefits, as it can be a long and difficult application process. Social security disability can be a very important lifeline in a difficult time when you are faced with an unexpected illness or injury that leaves you unable to work.

The timeline for your SSDI appeal

Most people have heard the horrors of the social security disability application process, from denials to confusing applications to years of waiting, the list of complaints goes on and on. Included in this difficult process is the fact that many claims get denied the first time around and must then go through the appeals process. So, for many people the question is: what does the appeals process look like and how long is it going to take?

Social Security receives money for disability backlog

There is a significant backlog for Social Security claims processing, which, in turn, leads to a long wait time for badly-needed benefits. The backlog of disability claims stretches past 1 million disabled individuals waiting for benefits. On average, disabled individuals wait 600 days to learn if they will receive disability benefits they have applied for, including health insurance and monthly payments.

Real people, just like you, waiting on SSD benefits

Everyone has heard the stories of what a nightmare it is to apply and wait for SSD benefits. It's no secret that the process is lengthy and daunting, with many waiting months and even years to get a decision. Many Americans with legitimate claims are being denied benefits, and many continue to await appeals decisions. If you are undertaking this difficulty, know that you are not alone.

What if my disability benefits are being reviewed?

Missourians who have a condition, illness or disability that warrants Social Security disability benefits should be cognizant of the reality that the Social Security Administration will, intermittently, review the disability to determine if the person still qualifies for benefits. Receiving the letter informing you of the disability review might be frightening, but it is not necessarily something to be overly concerned about. Understanding how this process works is essential, especially the reasons why the SSA might stop disability benefits.

What to do if your SSD claim is denied

When you're applying for SSD benefits of course you want the process to be as quick and painless as possible, and you hope that you're application is approved at the initial stage. However, it is quite common that the vast majority of applications for SSD benefits are denied the first time. So, what do you do if your SSD application is denied?

Report shows inconsistence between disability judges

As most residents of Boone County, Missouri, are already aware, many if not most SSD claims for disability benefits will get denied at the outset and will therefore end in the applicant's appeal to an administrative law judge for a hearing.

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