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 ratesfor initial applications are high, approximately two-thirds. Given the
fact that millions of people apply to the Social Security Administrationfor 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 or representative 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.