How to Apply for Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability benefits are intended to help disabled Americans financially if they are unable to work. If you have a qualifying disability, and can show that you were unable to perform any of the jobs you have had in the last 15 years, you may be entitled to benefits. You can apply for disability benefits three different ways: by phone, in person, and via the internet. You will have to provide sufficient information regarding your disability no matter which way you decide to apply.

A Social Security Disability attorney can help you both to file for benefits as well as to appeal rejected claims. This process can take many months. Accordingly, it is important to act quickly. Contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys at Hankey Law Office, by calling (800) 520-3633 today.

Important Information Regarding the Process

There are many potential pitfalls that can hamper a disability claim. They can file for the wrong type of assistance (SSDI vs. SSI), or they may fail to take the time to fully understand the exact qualifications necessary for obtaining benefits. Others exaggerate their disability, putting into question the legitimacy of the claim, eventually leading it to being rejected.

Two-thirds of disability benefit claims are rejected the first time. It is important to understand this, as well as your right to appeal the decision, so that you do not give up on your claim. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can both apply for and appeal Social Security Disability benefit claims.

Contact Us

For legal counsel, representation, and claim filing assistance contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys at Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your situation with a skilled and experienced lawyer.