Involved in a Social Security disability dispute?
Disability can strike anyone. According to the Social Security Administration, at least 1 in 4 people aged 20 will suffer a disability at some point before they reach retirement age. In the unfortunate event that happens, Social Security disability insurance can help pay benefits to those suffering from total disability. However, many applicants need an Indiana Social Security disability attorney to help them secure benefits.
The Application Process
Most people apply for disability insurance at their local Social Security Administration (SSA) field office. You will need to provide information about your impairment, the treatment you have received, and other information. Your field office will check whether you have enough work history to qualify and then will forward your medical information to the Disability Determination Services (DDS) for evaluation.
DDS will look at your own medical sources first but, if they need more information, can request that you attend a consultative examination (CE) with a physician or therapist. After gathering all medical information, DDS makes an initial determination about whether you qualify for disability benefits. Applicants should realize that it can take 1-4 months to receive a determination. If you are approved, you should receive information about your benefits. If you are denied, you will receive a notice explaining why.