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How do I file an appeal from a denial of SSD benefits?

As many people in Southern California have learned, many applications for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are initially denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA.) In this post, we will summarize the various kinds of appeals that can be made from a decision denying SSD benefits.

Can a person get SSDI benefits for PTSD?

Most Californians have heard of "post traumatic stress disorder," or its short form "PTSD." In its most extreme forms, PTSD can have a severely disruptive effect on a person's life and can limit or interfere with an individual's ability to work. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to anyone who is prevented from engaging in substantial gainful activity by a mental or physical injury or condition. PTSD is one of the mental conditions that may allow a person to obtain SSDI benefits. In this post, we will review the symptoms that are necessary to qualify for SSD benefits based upon PTSD.

What is the SSDI definition of "disability"?

Most people in the San Diego area are aware that they can receive benefits from the Social Security Administration, but they are unsure about the exact definition of "disability.' In this post, we will review the definitions of "disabled" and "disability" that are used in deciding on an application for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

Proving a social security disability claim

Many people in the San Diego area have illnesses or injuries that prevent them from working, and most persons in this group are aware that they may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The process for obtaining an award of social security disability benefits can seem long, confusing and in many cases frustrating. In this post, we will provide a summary of the methods that can be used to prove a claim for disability benefits. The first step is the submission of the SSDI application form. The form asks the applicant to submit information that the Social Security Administration can use to decide whether the applicant meets the statutory requirements of being totally disabled by an illness or injury that has or is expected to last at least 12 months.

Disabled children may receive Supplemental Security Income

Disabilities keep many California residents from working in their chosen fields and professions. When injuries and illnesses prevent them from earning incomes of their own, they can struggle to make ends meet and maintain their livelihoods. In some circumstances when a person's disability keeps him from earning a sufficient income on which to live, he or she may apply for Social Security disability benefits.

Supplemental Security Income may be an option for you

Our law firm sees disabled clients that are facing various different financial circumstances. They may have worked their whole life and then became disabled. They may have been out of work for a decade or more and became fully disabled. They may also be the low-income parents of a child who is fully disabled.

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.