Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a long process. Currently there are over a million people in queue, waiting for an approval of their award. What most don’t know is that this process can average between two to four years.
While some cases are clear-cut, countless others move through the process at a snail’s pace because of incomplete details or unclear answers. Sadly, a large percentage of applications are denied disability for these very same reasons.
Anyone who has applied for Social Security disability benefits knows that assembling the medical documents required by the Social Security Administration (SSA), with or without the help of a Social Security disability attorney, is a time consuming process.
Then there is the lengthy wait for the initial decision, which can take up to a year in some cases. It can be frustrating to have poured so much time and energy into your application for disability benefits only to have your disability application denied.
Some of the hard-working people who are suffering from disabilities become disabled on the job due to an accident or other unfortunate event. This may qualify them for workers' compensation benefits.
The question is, if the disability that occurred due to the work-related injury is expected to last a year or more, can these individuals also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits an individual must be suffering from a long-term disabling condition that is expected to last for at least 12 months and that disability must prevent the individual from performing any type of work activity whatsoever.