Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), provides help to those who are unable to reach gainful employment as a result of a permanent disability. Since SSDI is financed by the Social Security tax, anyone who has paid Social Security taxes long enough to achieve sufficient work credits can qualify for benefits. Disability benefits can also be paid through Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a program paid to disabled people who have limited income and resources.
How Do I Apply?
There are several ways to apply for disability benefits.
- Apply online at www.ssa.gov.
- Call toll free 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment.
- Call Ring That Bell Injury Lawyers, we will walk you through the application process.
What Do I Need to Apply?
- Social Security Number
- Your birth certificate
- Name, addresses and phone numbers of your doctors, caseworkers, hospitals and/or clinics that you’ve visited and the dates of those visits.
- Names and dosage of medications you have taken or take.
- Medical records from doctors and/or hospitals, including lab and test results.
- A detailed summary of your work history and the work you did.
- Most recent W-2 Form
How Do I Know If My Condition Makes Me Eligible?
CLICK HERE to look up your condition. Examples of conditions include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Back Injury/Back Pain
- Chronic Heart Disease
- Extreme Psoriasis involving hands and feet
- Seizures despite use of medication
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Various Mental Disorders
- HIV Positive
- Pulmonary Disease
What If I Am Denied My Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you’re denied your benefits, Ron Bell Injury Lawyers can help! We will appeal your claim and fight for the benefits you deserve. Denials for Social Security Disability Benefits are common, but do not lose hope. There are several stages to the Social Security Disability Process:
- Appeals Council
- Federal Court
Having an experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer like Ron Bell Injury Lawyers advocating for you can be extremely beneficial to your disability claim.