The approval rate for people seeking
"It's becoming increasingly difficult for people with disabilities to receive the SSDI benefits they deserve and paid for while working," said
"Choosing to use a representative like
Most SSDI applicants--about three in four people--have a representative by the time they reach a hearing with their claim, he added. SSDI provides monthly benefits to individuals under full retirement age (65-67) and who can no longer work because of a disability. The injury, illness or condition must be expected to last for at least 12 months or be terminal. Individuals and their employers fund the SSDI program through FICA payroll taxes. To learn more about why to apply for SSDI benefits, click here.
Ten Reasons To Get SSDI Representation
Applicants choose a professional disability representative for a number of reasons when they apply for
1. An experienced representative can quickly determine if applicants are eligible for SSDI benefits. The SSA's requirements to receive SSDI benefits are stringent. Contact a disability expert now at (800) 678-3276 to learn about
2. Applicants with a representative are more likely to get through the SSDI process more quickly the first time around. Receiving benefits at the initial level, which takes an average of three to six months, means applicants avoid appeals altogether.
3. Applicants can rely on the SSDI representative to be the expert.
4. Professional representatives ensure the claim is filed properly.
5. Representatives will avoid common mistakes, such as underestimating or exaggerating the disability and its impact. "We see claimants who make the mistake of either overstating their disability, or not providing enough details about the impact of the disability on their daily living," Stein said. Find more about how
6. Applicants benefit by having an advocate who helps with the application and subsequent appeals, if needed.
7. A representative will answer questions and explain confusing parts of the process.
8. An SSDI representative will improve the chances the claim will not go to a hearing. As noted earlier,
9. A knowledgeable and experienced representative is invaluable if the claim goes to a hearing. About 75 percent of claimants have a representative at their hearing.
10. A representative may provide additional support for the duration of the SSDI claim.
For questions about eligibility for SSDI benefits, contact an Allsup SSDI specialist for a free evaluation at (800) 678-3276.
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