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"After a few years of seeing improvement, the wait time for initial
SSDI is a federally mandated disability insurance program overseen by the SSA and operates separately from the retirement and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. It provides monthly benefits to people under full retirement age (65-67) who can no longer work because of a severe disability. The impairment must be expected to last for more than 12 months or be terminal. Workers and their employers pay FICA taxes to fund the program.
"The SSA only approves one out of three initial SSDI applications, and countless people simply give up after that," Stein explained. "Many SSDI claims are denied because of technical errors and missing information. The best way to improve your chances for SSDI approval is to have professional help like
Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits
Stein offered the following tips when first applying for
1. Do some homework. People usually can get a good idea if they're eligible for SSDI benefits before beginning the paperwork. There are age and work history requirements because someone must have worked long enough, and paid enough FICA taxes, to qualify. The best way to check eligibility is to call
2. Gather the paperwork. It's important to know and document work and medical histories. Someone's chances for approval are significantly reduced without this documentation.
3. Be accurate. Applicants can lose credibility for their claim if their application paperwork contains simple errors or lists information differently from one form to another.
4. Be patient. After filing the application, keep in mind that many thousands of people are ahead in the SSDI line. Expect several months for the application to be reviewed. Even then, it probably will be denied, so be prepared to immediately file an appeal.
5. Get help. It's very difficult for a layman to fully understand the complexities of the disability system. Experienced professionals such as
For answers to specific questions about eligibility for SSDI benefits, contact an Allsup SSDI specialist for a free evaluation at (800) 678-3276.
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