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Social Security disability: Seeking guidance in the process

On Behalf of | Sep 13, 2017 | Firm News, Social Security Disability

Certain changes in circumstance can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. For those who have a disability that makes it difficult to maintain gainful employment, benefits could be available. However, pursuing benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance can be a stressful and daunting process, and many individuals in Colorado may find it advisable to seek assistance in the application process, or during an appeal.

While the intent of these benefits is to provide assistance to individuals who suffer from a disability, one’s condition must meet certain qualifications in order to be eligible to receive aid. It must be severe enough to prevent an individual from maintaining a certain level of employment, and the condition must also be expected to last greater than a year. The application process may also require a person to submit a list of all medical treatment associated with the condition, and failure to do so could result in a denial of benefits.

With numerous crucial aspects to cover in a similar process, one could begin to feel overwhelmed. Should a person fail to provide the necessary information, or if he or she is deemed ineligible for benefits for any other reason, an appeal of the decision might be in order. Unfortunately, this can be just as intimidating as the application process, and seeking guidance in either stage could alleviate a great deal of a person’s stress.

Social Security Disability Insurance claims can be exceedingly complex, and those who are in need of these benefits may find it helpful to seek assistance from someone with experience in the area. By speaking with an attorney, a client in Colorado could obtain assistance in navigating the application or appeals process. An attorney can evaluate the situation and assist a client in pursuing the benefits he or she deserves through the necessary channels.

Source: madison.com, “Seeking assistance is a good idea when applying for disability benefits“, Elliot Raphaelson, Sept. 2, 2017

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