Myths Surrounding Disability Benefits

Navigating the truths and myths surrounding disability social security benefits can be a daunting task for any first-time applicant. There are some real steps that every disabled individual needs to take before approval, but it is important to not get discouraged by incorrect or fabricated information.

If you or a loved one is disabled and looking to apply for social security benefits, it is important that you contact an experienced Indianapolis disability lawyer by calling the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633.

Common Myths about Disability Benefits

Below are several common myths about applying for and receiving social security benefits:

  • Every applicant is automatically rejected the first time.
  • The social security offices will reject each applicant a number of times before accepting the application.
  • An attached physician statement means you will be automatically approved for benefits.
  • If you have ever used alcohol or drugs, you will automatically be denied benefits.
  • Every accepted applicant is entitled to back payments.
  • The social security office intentionally denies claims to save the government money.
  • To appeal a denied claim, you can only re-apply.
  • Approval for VA benefits means automatic acceptance for social security benefits.
  • If you apply for social security benefits, you may not have any other income at all.
  • Disability benefits are off-limits and cannot be seized for child support payments.
  • Only the elderly are eligible to receive disability payments.

Getting past these myths is an important part of applying for social security benefits. An attorney experienced with the application process can help you design a strategy for proving your case.

Contact Us

To discuss applying for disability benefits through social security, please contact the Indianapolis disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.