Looking at Common SSD & SSI Myths

Reno Social Security Disability Advocates

If you are considering applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income but aren’t sure about your chances of being approved, you may need more information. There is a considerable amount of false information about these programs, and many people who are qualified to receive support do not take action because of the myths which prevent them from applying. At DAA we can dispel those myths with accurate information giving you the confidence you need to succeed.

Myth: SSA will deny your application the first time, every time. The denial rates for initial applications are high, approximately two-thirds. Given the fact that millions of people apply to the Social Security Administration for benefits every year, there are quite a lot of people in the country who have experienced the frustration of having their application denied. However, about a third of them are approved with the help of a knowledgeable and dedicated advocacy team. Our Social Security Disability Advocates are both experienced and well versed in all aspects of the SSA system and we can help increase your chances of success. We can also carry the claim through the process of appeals and hearings.

Myth: I can't afford to hire an attorney to represent my claim. When you hire us, you will have the full benefit of our expertise and the dedication of our team of specialists on your side. You will have an AV® Rated Reno Social Security Disability advocate to represent you in your disability hearing. Most importantly, we will not charge you until we win your case.

Myth: Some disabilities automatically qualify you for benefits. There are certain common medical conditions that the SSA has identified as being more likely to be eligible for benefits, but it is necessary in every case to prove that the claimant suffers from the condition to the degree that work is impossible. For example, diabetes is on the list, but many people with this condition will not be eligible for coverage. The Compassionate Allowance Program makes it possible to expedite claims for individuals with diseases that invariably qualify, but even under this program, you will still have to provide full documentation.

Myth: You cannot receive SSD and SSI benefits at the same time. Provided that your income and financial resources are below a certain level, you will still be able to receive Supplemental Security Income. Some beneficiaries will be pushed above the income threshold by their Social Security Disability payments, but many people who receive SSI also receive SSD.

You do not have to face the uncertainties of your SSD or SSI claim alone. Call our offices at (888) 401-3920 today to learn how we can help.

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