Common Social Security Disability Myths

Posted on behalf of Phillips Disability, P.C. on Sep 29, 2015 in SSD

SSDI mythsThinking that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will replace your full income if you can no longer work is not accurate. It could, however, replace part of the income you made when working.

While it is true that SSDI can help people who are disabled, the process is often complex and made more confusing by the misinformation that exists about SSDI.

Below are five common social security disability myths:

Once you receive SSDI, you will have it for your lifetime This myth may be true but there is no guarantee. If your medial condition is anticipated to get better, your case will usually be reviewed within six to 18 months after you first were disabled. If you may improve, your next review could be in three years. If you are not anticipated to improve, your review may be in seven years.

If I never worked, I cannot claim SSDI While work credits are taken into account when processing an SSDI application, there are situations in which you may apply for SSDI, even if you did not work. You may also receive need-based benefits under Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

My doctor said I am disabled so I will automatically qualify Not so fast. When the SSDI makes a decision, it is a legal choice, not medical. While it is true that the doctor who is treating you must document your condition in an honest manner, the final decision is made by the Social Security Administration.

It takes years to receive SSDI While the SSDI process may take months to reach a decision, the Compassionate Allowance program allows certain cases, one of 88 disabling conditions, to be fast tracked.

I will just be denied so I shouldn't bother It may take a while to receive SSDI benefits. However, this does not mean that you should not apply for assistance. By hiring a disability lawyer, you may find the process less intimidating. If you have been denied, let your lawyer help you file an appeal.

Don't let these social security disability myths stop you from obtaining the compensation you need. The law offices of Phillips Disability are here to help you file and appeal your claim for SSDI.

Call us today at 1-800-503-2000 to schedule your free legal consultation.

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