In order to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSDI or SSI) benefits you must meet the requirements of the Social Security Administration (SSA). What this means is that you must prove to the SSA that you have a “permanent disability”—meaning a condition that will keep you from “substantial gainful activity,” or work, for at least 12 continuous months.
To do so, you’ll need medical records, proof of birth, tax documents, and other documentation. The SSA allows individuals to file for Social Security Disability themselves, however, the odds of a successful claim improve when you work with an advocate or attorney.
Disability advocates and attorneys will aid you in the application (and if necessary, the appeal) process. This aid includes:
- Helping you fill out the application.
- Assisting in assembling the necessary documentation.
- Keeping you up to date on the application or appeal process.
- If necessary, assisting you in the preparation and presentation of your claim before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) or Appeals Council.
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