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The Waiting Game & When to Apply for Disability Benefits
No one plans on being disabled and unable to work. When disabilities occur that will put you out of work for a year or more, you may be overwhelmed wondering how to proceed. The most important thing to remember is to take the proper first steps after you have become disabled. Then, you should call Jenkins Block & Associates for guidance on your Social Security Disability benefits case.
When should I apply for Disability benefits?
According to the Social Security Administration, “Studies show that just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67.” For those who were working to make a living prior to their disability, becoming disabled can be extremely stressful.
However, it’s important to know that you do NOT have to wait until you have been disabled for 12 months or longer before applying for benefits. If you have been seen by a medical professional for your disability, and it’s been confirmed that your disability will last for at least 12 months and that you cannot work with your disability, you can apply for Disability benefits right away.
How do I apply for Social Security Disability?
You can apply for Social Security Disability through their website, over the phone, or in person at your local Social Security office. Once you have officially filed for disability, you can begin receiving advice and guidance from an attorney. Having an attorney early in the game is a smart decision, especially if the situation arises where your claim is denied.
Need representation for a Social Security Disability claim? Call JBA.
When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.
Before trying to work out intricate Social Security qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!
Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!