Applying For Social Security Disability
If you have suffered an injury at work or if a severe illness keeps you from working,one of your primary questions is often,”How do I get Social Security Disability?” You can start the process through the Social Security Administrations online form or by calling the Administration’s 800 number where a representative can begin taking your information or schedule a session at a local Social Security office to start your application. You can also talk to a SSD benefits .
To qualify for disability benefits,you must have a listed impairment that is severe enough to prevent you from working at a job. Many different conditions qualify and are placed under general categories. Part A conditions are applicable to adults over the age of 18 and includes 14 different categories that cover various systems in the body as well as specific diseases. Categories include cancer,digestive problems,speech disorders,problems with breathing,blood disorders,problems with the immune system,congenital disorders,heart and vein problems,skin disorders and more. A variety of mental disorders also qualify.
In many instances,parents can receive Social Security Disability benefits to help support their children if their offspring are not expected to be able to hold a job during their lifetime. Childhood disorders that qualify include Low Birthweight and Failure to Thrive in addition to the above-listed categories.
When applying for Social Security Disability benefits,applicants must provide medical evidence that they are unable to work due to the severity of their impairments. You will need to provide the Administration with copies of your medical records from hospitals,clinics and doctors offices. Once the Administration has confirmed that you have a disability that qualifies,you must also provide evidence from non-medical sources that your disability affects your ability to work. These sources can include family members,friends,neighbors,clergy,employers and caregivers. Be sure to discuss your case with a Social Security lawyer if you get denied benefits by the SSA.