Social Security Disability Benefits: Will I get Approved or Denied?
Nearly, 80 to 90 percent of disability claims are automatically denied. If you are seeking Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI), it is essential that you have a South Carolina disability lawyer to help you obtain them. Even if you’re denied we can help you prepare and submit an SSDI claim on your behalf.
All social security disability applications are unique in their own way. That is why it is important for you to hire a knowledgeable advocate to work on your behalf to ensure everything is done in the appropriate manner. We will handle your claim and keep you updated on the progress, and we will stay with you until everything is resolved. Give us a call today for a free social security disability consultation.
Kinds of Social Security Disability Benefits
There are two different kinds of benefits that you may be eligible to obtain: Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security. To determine which you may be eligible to receive, give us a call today and try our step-by-step guide below. If you still have questions about your eligibility for Social Security benefits in South Carolina, please contact us at 803-252-4800.
Are you working?
If you are working and your earnings average more than $1,180 a month, you generally cannot be considered disabled. However, if you’re not working, you may qualify for social security disability benefits.
2. Is your condition “severe”?
Your condition must interfere with basic work-related activities such as sitting, standing, walking, concentrating, or maintaining persistence and pace for your claim to be considered. If your condition does not interfere with the above work-related activities, Social Security will find that you are not disabled. If your condition does interfere with basic work-related activities, you should consider applying for social security disability.
3. Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
For each of the major body systems, Social Security maintains a list of medical conditions that are so severe, being diagnosed with one automatically qualifies you for disability. If your condition is not on the list, Social Security will have to decide if it is of equal severity to a medical condition that is on the list. If it is, you will be found disabled.
4. Can you do the work you did previously?
If your condition is severe, but not at the same or equal level of severity as a medical condition on the list, then Social Security must determine if it interferes with your ability to continue working. If it does not, your claim will be denied. If it does, proceed to Step 5.
5. Can you do any other type of work?
If you cannot do the work you did in the past, Social Security must determine whether you are able to adjust to other work. Social Security considers your medical condition(s) and your age, education, past work experience, and any transferable skills you may have. If you cannot adjust to other work, your claim will be approved. If you can adjust to other work, your claim will be denied.
Do You Have Health Insurance?
When filing for Social Security Disability, your medical records play a large role in determining whether your request for benefits will be approved or denied. If you are filing a claim for social security disability benefits, chances are that you are unable to work and have lost your main source of income. Many times, a loss of benefits comes with a loss of employment; if you don’t have health insurance, you’re less likely to see a doctor, so health complications related to your disability won’t be cared for as often.