If you need to file for Social Security disability, then file already...
Before I started practicing in this area of law, I had no idea the disability system even existed. It wasn't until I was already out of law school and looking for a practice area that I stumbled across this huge body of law associated with the Social Security Administration. That being said, I have made some observations I would like to share with you: First, people often wait too long to file for Social Security disability benefits. In fact, some wait so long that they run o
What if you just got out of prison and need to file for Social Security disability?
It happens. You did something dumb, and you were incarcerated for it. The problem is, that if you were incarcerated for a lengthy period of time, it is very likely you lost all your work credits and can only qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Also, many people are incarcerated in the United States and have undiagnosed mental impairments, that if treated properly, would have helped them maintain a normal life and not end up in prison in the first place. And, once
Did you take early retirement instead of filing for Social Security disability?
SHAME ON YOU! Here's the deal...you may be able to fix it. If you recently filed for early Social Security retirement benefits, you may be able to file for disability benefits retroactively and be approved and receive more income each month. Here's what you need to do: File for Social Security disability, AND set your onset date before you took retirement benefits, AND be able to show that prior to filing for retirement benefits, you were disabled. Really it's not that hard.
If you are over the age of 50 and you've been denied Social Security disability
What is your Date of Last Insured (DLI)? And why is it so important?
Honestly, it makes all the difference in your Social Security disability case. Here's how it works: Social Security disability is much like private health insurance. You pay your premium, you get coverage. But, unlike private insurance, once you stop paying that premium, SSA gives you up to 5 years to start paying again before your coverage expires. This stopping of coverage is called your Date of Last Insured (DLI). If today is October 1, 2021, and your DLI is in the futur