If you can’t work because of health issues and you’re thinking of applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you may not be sure where to begin.

Here are just a few of the things you should know before you consider applying:

  • Make sure you won’t be able to work for at least 12 months.
  • Make sure you have medical records of any treatment you’re receiving for your illness and/ or injuries.
  • Make sure you go to all of your doctors’ appointments.
Gentleman Applying for SSI In Hawaii

Applying for Social Security Disability is a Complicated Process

To qualify for benefits, you must meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled.”

You may think it’s easy to win benefits. You may think it’s as simple as explaining your situation to someone at Social Security. You may think someone will just approve a monthly benefits check for you. In reality, it’s not that easy. It’s even more difficult if you’re under the age of 50. But our attorneys can help.

Woman applying for disability benefits in Hawaii

Most Applications are Denied

There’s nothing more frustrating than receiving a letter saying your claim was denied.

It’s annoying. It’s heartbreaking. And it may feel like the end of the road.

But, there are thousands of rules, regulations and procedures involved in the Social Security Disability program. You can be turned down if a Social Security employee doesn’t collect all of your medical evidence or if your doctor doesn’t understand the definition of disability. You can also be denied if your appeal isn’t handled properly. Fortunately, you can appeal if you’re denied.

Hawaiian couple getting assistance applying for social security

Social Security Disability is All We Do

Each and every disability case depends on your medical conditions and your work history.

We’ll start you off with a free evaluation to determine your odds of winning disability benefits. If you do decide to apply, we can help you. You can come in and we can help you complete your application, or you can call us for help completing your application.

Contact us now to learn more.