Tips for Applying for SSDI Benefits

Almost 1.4 million individuals applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits between January and July of 2016. These are complicated, time consuming applications, and many people are denied coverage. However, there are some things you can do to improve your chances of having an SSDI application approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

First and foremost, SSDI applicants need to understand which benefits they are eligible for in the first place. You are almost certain to have an application for SSDI beneifts for which you do not qualify denied outright.

Understand that the process of securing these kinds of benefits is lengthy and time-consuming. The SSA is incredibly strict about who it awards benefits to and works hard to make sure it isn’t giving benefits to people who do not truly need them.

Lastly, it is essential to file a claim with the help of a legal representative. Having help from someone who is well-versed in the application process can reduce your chances of having your application denied.

At the Hankey Law Office, we are aware that the filing for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be a complex and time-consuming process, which usually presents the claimant numerous complications along the way. Therefore, it is important for a claimant to undergo this process with the help of an esteemed disability attorney by their side. Call our Indianapolis offices today at (800) 520-3633.


Disability beneficiaries population larger than NYC

In an alarming comparison, the population of American workers receiving disability payments has exceeded the population of New York City, the most populous city in the country. According to CNS News, one and 16.3 working adults receive disability checks.

The Social Security Administration reports that a record 8,733,461 Americans receive an average of $1,111 a month from the government due to disability. Compared to 1992, more than five million more working-aged adults, their spouses, and their children are beneficiaries.

Officials at the SSA say the slumping economy has inflated the population of applicants; similarly, two separate studies have revealed a strong correlation with the expiration of unemployment checks and the application to SSDI.

If you are considering filing for SSDI and need help understanding disability claims, contact the SSDI attorneys at the Hankey Law Office, P.C. at (317) 634-8565.