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Frequently Asked Questions....

1.   What is SSDI?

2.   What are the qualifications for SSDI?

3.   Can I get SSDI?

4.   What is the Definition of "disability" according to Social Security?

5.   Is it hard to get Social Security Disability Benefits?

6.   Do I really need a professional disability advocate or representation
      to receive SSDI?

7.   Why should I use
Social Security Advocates, LLC. to assist me in
     
getting SSDI?

8.   How long does it take to get a decision for my benefits?

9.   Do I get additional benefits for my children or dependents?

10. What does Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits
     
provide?

11. What are the benefits awarded from SSDI based on?

12. Can Social Security take away my SSDI benefits?

 

1. What is SSDI?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a monthly benefit for people who have worked in the past and paid Social Security taxes. SSDI benefits are paid to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of their disability. (back to top)

2. What are the qualifications for SSDI?
To qualify for benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability. In general, we pay monthly cash benefits to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability. (back to top)

3. Can I get SSDI?
Call us with no obligation to find out if you are eligible for SSDI at
1-866-312-6410
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4. What is the Definition of "disability" according to Social Security?
Disability is when you have a documented mental or physical impairment that is expected to result in death or has lasted or expected to last for at least 12 months. (back to top)

5. Is it hard to get Social Security Disability Benefits?
On average the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies about 65 percent of people who file initial disability application without using professional representation such as Social Security Advocates, LLC. Receiving SSDI benefits can be a difficult and confusing process without the help of a qualified Social Security Advocate. (back to top)

6. Do I really need a professional disability advocate or representation
    to receive SSDI?
No, you do not. But, Social Security Administration (SSA) denies about 65 percent of people who file initial disability application without using professional representation. Social Security Advocates, LLC. can greatly improve your chances and shorten the time of receiving disability benefits. Social Security Advocates, LLC. has a 97 percent success rate in winning our clients benefits.
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7. Why should I use Social Security Advocates, LLC. to assist me in
    getting SSDI?

  • Social Security Advocates, LLC. success rate is 97 percent for getting benefits awarded to their clients.

  • People who use Social Security Advocates, LLC. will usually get their benefits awarded faster than if done on their own.

  • We will represent you and assist you from beginning to end and answer any questions that you may have.

  • Social Security Advocates, LLC. will do all of the paperwork, gather all medical records and prepare you for any hearings and speak with the SSA for you on your behalf.

  • You will never have to worry about what is going on. Social Security Advocates, LLC. will keep you informed during the whole process.
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  • 8. How long does it take to get a decision for my benefits?
    In the year 2007, it took on average very close to 2 years to receive SSDI benefits. This is just an average and is different for every case. Do not be discouraged by this time frame. Social Security Advocates, LLC. will help you receive the benefits you need as quickly as possible. (back to top)

    9. Do I get additional benefits for my children or dependents?
    Yes, If you have children that have not graduated from high school or of 18 years of age or younger, they are entitled to benefits if the parent is deceased, disabled or retired. Call us for more detailed information on the amount of additional benefits you may receive. (back to top)

    10. What does Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits
          provide?

  • SSDI will provide a source of income until your condition improves

  • SSDI will offer assistance to help you return to work

  • SSDI will provide ongoing income if your condition does not improve.

  • When you receive SSDI, you qualify for other programs such as Medicare and Prescription drug assistance. (back to top)

  • 11. What are the benefits awarded from SSDI based on?
    SSDI benefits are based on the amount of payroll taxes you have paid an what your employers have matched. (back to top)

    12. Can Social Security take away my SSDI benefits?
    Yes they can. Even though this does not happen often, you can lose your benefits if your condition improves to where you no longer meet the SSA's definition of "disabled." Before SSA can stop your SSDI benefits, they must show proof that there has been medical improvement related to you ability to work. (back to top)

     

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