Entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance?
Hi. I’m Indiana personal injury attorney David Holub.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is not the same as welfare. It is not a government handout.
People pay into it.
When you lose your ability to earn a living because of an injury or illness, SSDI pays you a monthly benefit for the duration of the disability.
Since SSDI is funded by the payroll tax on the paychecks of every single working American — including you. You have been paying into this program your entire working life.
Obtaining SSDI benefits can be challenging.
Often initial applications are rejected. Maybe as many as 50% of initial applications are denied. Rejected applicants can file an appeal. A high percentage of appeals also get rejected.
The application processing is slow.
According to the Social Security Administration sometimes as long as more than a year can elapse between the time of an application and the time of a ruling.
If you qualify for benefits an experienced attorney can assist you.
A large number of applications get rejected because of simple mistakes. Filling out a form wrong, not attaching needed supporting medical opinion documents, or missing a filing deadline.
Where your application has already been rejected an SSDI attorney can help.
Appealing is a complex process, and having help from an attorney who knows how to navigate the system can improve your odds of success.
If you would like to learn more, we encourage you to listen to our Personal Injury Primer Podcast where we break down the law into simple terms, provide legal tips, and discuss topics related to personal injury law.