When a person’s mental or physical condition leaves them either unable to work for extended periods of time or facing the possibility of death, that individual may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits. However, the process for determining eligibility and having a claim approved can prove to be a difficult task.
The most important thing to remember when considering applying for benefits is if the claimant is eligible for Social Security. A claimant must have worked a certain portion of their adult life and must also meet specific income requirements before a person’s condition will be considered as qualifying.
If an individual meets the standards of employment and income, they are then required to provide documentation of the diagnosis of their condition. This can be provided through a number of means, including medical records, laboratory test results, and examination notes were taken by a physician. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may also require documentation of treatment as well.
Even if all the requirements for benefits are met, there is still a possibility a claim will be denied. Data shows that the SSA rejects 70 percent of initial disability claims.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm recognize how complex the Social Security disability system can be. That’s why the firm encourages anyone who is considering applying for benefits or who has had a claim denied in the past to discuss their legal options with a qualified attorney immediately.