Indiana Social Security Disability Attorneys
IN SSD Lawyers
I Suffered A Disability. What Do I Do Now?
If you have been permanently hurt and you live in Indiana, you might need Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI). There are some important things that you must understand if you are applying for these benefits in our state. These statistics can impact you, your future and how you proceed.
Midwest Disability, P.A., is a law firm that helps people overcome challenges to their SSDI and SSI claims. It is best that you do not face these challenges alone. You should not ignore the possible negative impact. Proper preparation is the best way to overcome these challenges. You need an accomplished legal team helping you. Our attorneys can provide you with the assistance you need.
Disability Claims Are Not Automatically Approved
About four million people live here, and each year thousands of our residents are hurt and they need benefits. They have disabilities that keep them from returning to work. Those numbers include children who cannot return to school.
Social Security Disability Insurance is our nation’s safeguard, with benefits for people who are not able to work due to a significant illness or impairment that could last a year or longer. Of the program’s applicants in Indiana, about 70 percent are denied the first time they apply.
Those applicants must then file a Request for Reconsideration, which is the first part of the appeal process. The Social Security Administration grants less than 20 percent of those requests. Those denied must schedule a disability hearing before an administrative law judge.
The Process Can Be Long And Draining
It typically takes a year to a year and a half for the hearing to be scheduled. It can take another three months for a decision. This can create significant financial burden for people who are not able to work.
The bad news is that Indiana’s acceptance rate is less than the national average. Our state’s appeal denial rate is also significantly lower than the national average.
If you are going through this process, there are questions.
You might be asking:
Call SSDI/SSI Specialists For Answers
Contact an Indiana Social Security Disability lawyer if you are considering applying for SSDI or SSI, or if you have gone through the process and you were denied. We are available to answer your questions. Call 888-351-0427 or email us.