Getting Started with Your Disability Claim

Starting the process for Social Security disability benefits can be confusing. The following sections will take you through the process step by step. We’ve designed this page to be the one stop shop for someone thinking about or starting a Social Security disability application. If you have questions or need help, don’t hesitate to call our office to speak to one of our Utah Social Security disability attorneys. (801) 845-0056

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BASICS

PART 1

Social Security Benefits: What you need to know

If you’ve been physically injured to a point that you are no longer able to return to work, Social Security Benefits are available. Find out if your condition qualifies for cash and medical benefits to provide financial security and peace of mind. There are two types of benefits administered by the Social Security Administration. Find out if you are eligible today.

PART 2

What Benefits Can You Receive from the SSD Program?

If you are awarded benefits under Title II, you will receive a monthly cash benefits and Medicare. The amount of cash you receive is determined on how much tax you have paid and Medicare becomes active 29 months from the day you become disabled. Title XVI also includes a monthly cash benefit and Medicaid. As the cost of living increases, that amount awarded also increases.

PART 3

What Do I Have To Prove To Win My Claim?

First you must be able to prove that you are disabled according to the Social Security rules. There are 5 steps to go through in order to determine on your own whether or not you qualify. Don’t put it off any longer, find out today whether or not you can qualify for SSD Benefits.

PART 4

How Long Does The Claims Process Take?

The claims process has 5 potential components including: 1. Initial Application 2. Request for Reconsideration 3. Request for a hearing before an administrative law judge 4. The Appeals Council 5. Federal Court. Once an initial application is filed it takes around 1-6 months for a response.

How To Win Your SSD Case

To win a disability case you have to show you meet every part of the 5 Step Sequential Evaluation. The 5 Step Sequential Evaluation is a 5 step test used to determine whether or not an individual’s situation complies with the legal definition of disability.

How To File A Claim

Questions about exactly how to fill out the paperwork for a Social Security Disability claim? This page provides a list of all the required documents you will need with step-by-step instructions.

Are You Eligible For SSD?

When applying for SSDI, make sure to educate yourself on the conditions that need to be met in order to qualify, and the process for applying. If your disease is not listed, it may still covered by disability insurance.

What’s The Claims Process?

Once you’ve got your Initial Application filed, what happens next? These blog posts will explain what you can expect from the Social Security Administration from the time you file your Initial Application forward and any other pressing questions you may have.

How To Fill Out A Form?

Once the Initial Application is completed you will be directed to more in-depth forms to complete. Once you’re to this point you will be thoroughly instructed how to successfully fill out the remaining forms and help you understand the role they play in the claims process.

To contact a qualified Utah-based disability attorney or advocate who can help you with your appeal, please fill out a free disability case evaluation today. We have offices in Draper, Bountiful, and Orem to serve you where you live.

How To Qualify For SSD?

To qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you need to be age 65 or older, blind, or disabled. This program is designed for people who don’t have sufficient work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) and who have limited resources.

Disability Benefits

  • How much can I get if I win?
  • When do I get the benefits?
  • Medical Coverage

Benefit Award Statistics

The 10 year award and denial snapshot. The challenge of getting benefits and why you need a Utah Social Security disability attorney from Summit Disability Law Group.