Tips to Qualify for Social Security Disability
Social Security disability insurance is specifically designed to help people who suffer from certain severe conditions. There are two major factors that dictate who can qualify for disability benefits from Social Security Insurance. These two factors are an individualís job situation and physical impairment.
People who are filing for disability benefits are required to provide sufficient evidence in order to qualify. Assembling the evidence needed is better accomplished by hiring an attorney who specializes in helping clients who are filing for Social Security disability. There are plenty of resources on the web that people can use to find the right legal representative.
Compiling the Evidence of an Applicantís Job Situation
There are a number of things to consider when gathering the evidence needed to prove oneís job situation. For example, people who are not working will need to prove their situation by providing certain documents, such as medical evidence that will back up their claim. In fact, medical paperwork is extremely important when proving oneís eligibility for Social Security disability. An experienced attorney can help people obtain all the required documents that will be used to prove their case. People who are working and earning more than $1,000 a month will not qualify for disability insurance from the SSA. Those who are employed and earn less than $1,000 a month can qualify for disability insurance by supplying the necessary documents needed for evidence.
Compiling the Evidence of an Applicantís Impairment
In addition to an individualís job situation, evidence is needed to prove oneís impairment. Severity of an individualís impairment must be recognized and supported by the proper documents. The proper medical practitionerís recommendation is also needed for evidence when filing for Social Security disability insurance. Both mental and physical impairments can be supported by medical documents provided by a doctor. An attorney that specializes in SSI matters can offer people the services needed to gather all the required evidence to prove an individualís physical or mental impairment that prevents them from working and earning a living. People can read a list of qualifying impairments that can be obtained from the Social Security Administration.
Is the Applicant Able to Perform Other Types of Work?
Determining whether or not an individual qualifies for disability insurance also depends on any past jobs the applicant may still be qualified for. For example, certain impairments that prevent a personís ability to perform their duties at their current job may not hold true for past jobs that a person held. Therefore, additional supporting documents may be required to prove an individual is unable to perform work at any employed positions held in the past. Attorneys are also well equipped and experienced with handling their clientís past work experience when filing for Social Security disability insurance. Improving a personís chances to secure disability insurance is best achieved by hiring a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.
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Fisher & Talwar is a personal injury law firm in Los Angeles, CA. Jamie Fisher is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience representing real estate and business owners in eminent domain and inverse condemnation matters. Additionally, Mr. Fisher has successfully litigated a wide range of real estate related matters including construction defect, buyer/seller disputes, ADA compliance, CEQA, landlord/tenant and unlawful detainer. Vibhu Talwar is an aggressive litigator with more than a decade of legal experience. His practice involves complex business litigation and catastrophic injury. Throughout his legal career, he has assisted businesses and individuals in recovering millions of dollars.
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