A Guide to Social Security Disability Benefits

Some aspects of Social Security disability benefits are not that easy to understand, and getting the government to include you in its list of monthly recipients can be a bit difficult – after all, around 65% of Social Security disability claims get denied, although many of those denied claims are awarded after they are re-considered via appeal.

The reason for this stringent deniability system is because the Social Security Administration has a strict definition of what a “disability” is. The main criteria one must meet before he or she can be classified as disabled are a) you cannot do the work you did before, b) you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition, and c) you are expected to be affected by your disability for at least a year, if not for the rest of your life.

It is essential that you apply for benefits as soon as you become disabled, as the application and appeal processes can take several months, or even years, to get approved.

Our attorneys at the Hankey Law Office proudly serve Indianapolis clients in need of legal advice in all matters related to filing and appealing Social Security disability benefit claims. If you are in need of our legal assistance, call our offices today at (800) 520-3633.