Many people in Texas automatically think about retirement and welfare when they hear Social Security. Few realize that the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) also manages a disability insurance program for workers in the U.S. called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Eligible workers who are no longer able to earn a living may be able to receive a monthly monetary benefit to help with the hardships of being disabled.
In addition to the work requirement, you must also meet the disability requirement, which is more strictly defined for SSDI than it is for other government programs.
According to the SSA, a disability must prevent you from performing the work you did before becoming disabled, and you must be unable to perform other types of work. A doctor must also declare that the disability will last at least one year or result in death.
Following are a few of the common physical and psychology conditions that may qualify individuals for SSDI:
Applying for SSDI in Texas is complex and time-consuming, and it is exceptionally difficult when you are dealing with the stress and other ramifications of a new disability. All of the information in this article is intended to provide a general overview of the guidelines. The actual qualification requirements are much more complicated.
If you are filing for SSDI on your own behalf, you will be expected to prove to the SSA that your medical condition meets the requirements, which include understanding all of the technical and medical terms in your health records. Unfortunately, the majority of applications are denied even though many of them have been completed correctly and show that the conditions have been met.
There is a four-step appeals process that can be used to overturn denials, however, an appeal is usually much more complicated than the initial application.
Whether you need to complete a new application or your application has been rejected, an experienced representative from Chermol & Fishman, LLC can be extremely helpful. We will help prepare your application for you, and assist with gathering all of the medical records and other evidence to submit with it.
One of our experienced team members will represent you should you have to go to a formal hearing. We will ensure you understand what is happening at each step along the way while also providing you with some invaluable peace of mind. For further information on SSDI in Texas, contact us today.