Filing a Social Security Disability claim can be confusing, complex, and overwhelming, to say the least. But when you or a loved one are unable to work due to an injury and must rely on the benefit money from Social Security, it is important to know the truth. Continue reading to learn some of the most commonSocial Security Disability myths.
Myth 1: All First-Time Claims Are Denied
While this myth isn’t entirely true, there is some truth to it. Nearly 70 percent of applicants are denied on their first try, making many people believe that all first-time applications are automatically denied. One reason for so many denials is the applications aren’t filled out properly. Hiring an attorney can be helpful in getting your claim accepted as they have extensive knowledge in the Social Security law and application process.
Myth 2: The Application Process Takes Several Months
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can take several weeks or even a couple months, but the Compassionate Allowance program can expedite some claims. If you or a loved one suffer from one of the program’s severely disabling conditions, the application can be quickly processed.
Myth 3: While Earning Social Security Disability Benefits You Aren’t Allowed To Earn Money
This myth is false. You can earn money while receiving disability benefits, but there are stipulations. First, you cannot perform duties that your disability does not allow. Also, the Social Security Administrationallows you to work and receive benefits unless your earnings are “significant”. In 2015, anything over $1090 a month was considered “significant”.
If you or a loved one are applying for Social Security Disability benefits or are thinking about it, we want to help you receive every cent you are entitled to. Contact us for your free consultation.