Social Security disability matters can be quite complex and raise a lot of questions. So, our competent attorneys have put together a list of some of those that are most frequently asked to help people wondering what to do next know exactly where to turn.
How Much Can You Qualify For?
Every person’s Social Security disability benefits total will be different based on how much that person paid into Social Security throughout their employment via their taxes. The average amount for beneficiaries, however, typically falls between $700 and $1,800, though it can still be higher or lower depending.
Do You Only Get A Percent Of Your SSD Benefits If You’re Only Partially Disabled?
The way Social Security benefits are set up, a person does not need to be hopelessly disabled to receive 100% of their benefits. So long as the initial requirements are met, meaning full time employment is not sustainable, full compensation can be obtained.
Can You Claim SSD Benefits For Mental Illness?
The SSA recognizes that mental illnesses and physical conditions often go hand in hand, which is why eligible applicants can absolutely receive disability benefits based on claims of mental illness.
How Do You Receive SSD Benefits For Long-Term/Permanent Injuries?
If you’ve had a disability for a long time that you want to file a claim for, all you have to do is seek out a medical professional and start receiving treatment for the disability in question so you have recent records to submit with your disability benefits application.
Should You Wait For Your Sick Leave To End Before Applying For Benefits?
The key to ensuring you’re approved for the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible, is applying as soon as possible. The moment you’re out of work and in treatment for your injuries or condition, you have every right – and are encouraged – to begin your application process. Sick leave or not.
Why Are Your Claims Being Denied Even Though Your Doctor Says You’re Disabled?
Medical professionals and the Social Security Administration both have very clear, but very different definitions of disability. In order to receive benefits for a disability, you must have specific limitations that prevent you from maintaining any sort of employment. That means, while your doctor may deem you disabled based on your previous employment or their personal understanding of the diagnosis, the fact of the matter is their professional opinion will not hold up if an applicant cannot meet the SSA’s specific disability requirements.
What Happens To Your Benefits If You Go Back To Work?
Disability benefits are exclusively for those who are unable to maintain employment of any kind, which means, having a job does disqualify you from receiving benefits. If you get a job, or you are trying to get a job, it is your responsibility to inform the SSA so that corrections to your file can be made. If interested, the SSA even has several fantastic programs to help disability recipients transition back into the workforce. Call us, today, at 313.964.4900 or fill out the form in the sidebar or on our contact page, and learn more about how we can help you.