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We can help you address a denied disability benefits claim

Recently, this blog discussed some of the reasons that claims for Social Security disability benefits may be denied. While technical problems in a request for benefits may be easily remedied, other problems in an application for disability benefits may be more challenging to identify and fix. When a person cannot put together his disability benefits request for the Social Security Administration on his own, the Law Office of Jennifer Zorrilla in San Diego may be able to help.

Reasons that disability benefits claims are denied

Social Security disability benefits enable disabled individuals to receive supplemental income when they are hurt or sick and cannot work. In San Diego, workers suffering from injuries and illnesses may prepare disability benefits applications to request financial support from the Social Security Administration. However, not every application for benefits is approved. There are a variety of reasons why those requests are not fulfilled.

What is a 'plan to achieve self-support' after disability?

For most people in San Diego, Social Security disability benefits are not a permanent means of income. In fact, individuals who receive these benefits are often given incentives to help them reduce their need for Social Security disability payments and to get back to work. One method of eliminating one's need for Social Security disability benefits is to create a plan to achieve self-support.

Does my medical condition mean I qualify for disability benefits?

There are certain medical conditions that will automatically qualify a San Diego resident for Social Security Disability benefits. Those conditions are listed in resources promulgated by the Social Security Administration and cover a wide range of impairments. Some qualifying impairments include conditions of the bones and joints, respiratory conditions, neurological disorders and blood illnesses. A comprehensive list of qualifying medical conditions should be consulted to determine if an individual's health problem is included therein.

Do disability benefits end when one reaches retirement age?

Social Security disability benefits provide injured or ill Californians with the income they need to live their lives in the wake of debilitating accidents. These benefits are only available to individuals who qualify for them. The requirements to qualify for Social Security disability benefits include working for an entity covered by Social Security and incurring an injury or illness that meets the definition of a qualifying event by the Social Security Administration.

Navigating Social Security disability benefits

After suffering a work accident and incurring a debilitating injury, a San Diego resident may not know how he will pay his bills. He may worry about how he will provide for his family and how he will make ends meet without the ability to earn an income. When a person is unable to work he can feel as though he is unable to take care of other important commitments in his life.

Widow benefits are possible through Social Security

Imagine that for your entire life, you have worked towards having your own career. You went to school, earned your degree and prepared to work down a path that would yield you a bountiful career. During the course of your life, you meet someone and the two of you decide to have a child.

Proving your disability: what can you do to achieve this?

In the last month, we have talked about a couple of important topics when it comes to Social Security disability insurance. We talked about how the disability onset date is an incredibly important factor in your case. We talked about how there are slight, but critical, differences in Social Security disability (SSD) claims and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims.

SSDI vs. SSI: what differentiates these benefits?

SSDI refers to Social Security Disability insurance, often called "SSD" or Social Security disability benefits. There are a variety of names and acronyms, but they all refer to the same thing. SSI, or Supplemental Security Insurance, is very similar to SSD, but people qualify for SSI under different terms. This is the biggest factor that differentiates between SSD and SSI.

The disability onset date, and what it means for your case

When you seek out Social Security Disability benefits, you will need to prove your disability exists and that it is compliant with the rules and regulations set forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA). One of these aspects is the "disability onset date" which is the date at which you became unable to work anymore as a result of your disability or medical condition. This date is important for many reasons, not least of which is that it is used to determine when your benefit payment period begins.