For people who can no longer work due to an injury or medical condition, Social Security Disability Insurance provides an invaluable safety net, making sure their basic needs are met. Unfortunately, the system is the subject of considerable misunderstandings and myths, which often make claiming your benefits more difficult. The attorneys at The Gil Law Firm have over 15 years of experience helping people navigate this highly complex process, and they would like to offer some insight based on their expertise.
Here are some key facts about Social Security Disability:
- Benefits Are Not Automatic: Many people assume their Social Security Disability benefits will automatically start coming in once their doctor determines they're permanently disabled. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Every recipient of benefits will have to file a claim, a process that can take months.
- You Can Still Work: Social Security Disability benefits are intended for those who cannot sustain substantial gainful activity. For most people, this means supplementing your benefits by earning less than $1,130 per month will not disqualify you from the program.
- You Need An Attorney: Many first-time applicants are denied, often because of the contents or format of their application. An experienced attorney familiar with the system will be able to deliver your claim in the manner the administration's judges expect. Having a legal representative guide you through the process significantly increases your chances of being approved the first time around, thus avoiding appeals and unnecessary delays.
The Gil Law Firm's attorneys understand how vital Social Security Disability benefits are to those who can no longer work, which is why they're committed to helping each of their clients achieve the best possible outcome as quickly as possible. Visit their website to learn more about their range of legal services, or call (334) 673-0100 to schedule your consultation with a member of their team today.