It isn't unusual for people to feel intimidated when filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The process is complicated, the rules about what it takes to be disabled can be hard to understand, the agency is understaffed and there's a ton of misinformation out there.
Is lupus considered a disabling condition by Social Security?
Social Security has a fraud problem.
When you file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you'll be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding your daily activities.
When a sudden injury or recent illness leaves you unable to work, will Social Security Disability (SSD) step in and provide you with an income?
Has your initial Social Security Disability claim been denied? If so, you may have your hopes pinned on an approval during the reconsideration phase.
It isn't easy to get a disability claim approved through the Social Security system.
It takes months, sometimes years, to get a hearing in front of a Social Security Administrative Law judge (ALJ). You need to be prepared for the encounter when you get there.
As anyone who has visited St. Paul's Social Security office knows, short-staffing plagues the federal agency. Retired people wait locally and at offices across the nation for help with their benefits. Those applying for Social Security Disability are enduring prolonged waits for decisions that can stretch up to two years, according to recent reports.