Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration is in charge of handling social insurance involving retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. This federal government independent agency has gone through many changes over the years since its inception. A Social Security Board (SSB) was created following the Social Security Act of 1935 and changed its name to the SSA during Truman’s presidency.
One of the many types of social insurance handled by the SSA is long-term disability claims. The SSA is in charge of deciding who is eligible to receive benefits. If you wish to file or appeal a long-term disability claim, contact the Indiana Social Security attorneys of Hankey Law Office, by calling (800) 520-3633.
Qualifications for Long-term Disability Assistance
A long-term disability is a physical or mental impairment expected to last many years, affecting the ability to work or perform everyday activities. Two types of claims may be filed:
- SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) – Paid by funds put into Social Security by the individual and their employer. All income levels qualify.
- SSI (Supplemental Security Income) – These benefits are drawn from U.S. general treasury funds, generally granted to individuals below a certain income threshold.
Claims are sent directly to the SSA. The majority of claims are denied initially. In an effort to save money, the SSA wrongfully turns many people away, making multiple appeals necessary. It can take months or years before funds are granted.
The sooner you file a claim for long-term disability income, the sooner you can hope to obtain some relief. Contact the Indiana Social Security attorneys of Hankey Law Office, by calling (800) 520-3633 to learn more in a free consultation.