You May Be Able To Get Social Security Disability Payments
If you have become permanently disabled, you may qualify for Social Security Disability. These are payments that you receive monthly from the Social Security Administration. You don't automatically get them. You do have to apply for them, and the Social Security Administration does have to approve the benefits.
The application for SSD is a multi-page application and involves many things. For example, one of the things that you are going to have to show is your total income. That includes every kind of income that comes into your house, including anything that your spouse brings in. You will also have to show your work history for as many years as possible. You are also going to have to show your medical record for as many years as possible. That means that you are going to have give them records and sign releases for the SSA to talk to your doctors so that they can get further information.
Denial and Appeal
Once you have turned in all the information, the Social Security Administration will look at all the information that they have been given. They will review that information and either approve or deny your claim. If they deny your claim, you do have the option to appeal the decision. The SSA will tell you how long you have to appeal the decision when they give you the information on your denial. The denial letter should also list why you were denied, and you can use that information in your appeal.
If you have been denied and have decided to appeal, you do have the option to have representation with you when you appeal, especially if you have to go before a judge for final approval. There are lawyers who specialize in working with Social Security cases. You will be able to give them all the information, and they can help you with your appeal and let you know what you need to give the SSA in order to get your disability payments. You can even have the attorney work with you from the start of the application process, which may streamline the entire process and make it more likely that you can get your application approved on the first try.
If you are unable to work because you have become totally and permanently disabled, you may be able to get disability payments from the Social Security Agency. A social security attorney can help you with that process.