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Dispelling common misconceptions about SSDI benefits

Mississippi residents with especially debilitating disabilities may have trouble supporting themselves because they cannot work, and if you are among them, you may be trying to qualify for certain forms of assistance to help you get by. At the Davis-Morrow Law Firm, we understand that Social Security Disability Insurance is one such program that may be able to help you, and we have helped many people in your shoes better understand the benefits system and application process.

Why was your application for SSD benefits denied?

When you fill out an application requesting assistance with your financial needs stemming from your disability, one of the most challenging periods is waiting to hear whether or not your application was approved in Mississippi. Even more difficult is if you receive the news that your application was, in fact, denied and you are back to where you started. Under some circumstances, you may be able to reapply for benefits and still have the chance at being approved. 

Submitting another SSD application

When people are turned down for Social Security Disability benefits, they may be devastated. Sometimes, a rejected application can leave applicants feeling as if they wasted their time and many have a great deal of uncertainty with respect to their financial future. However, it is important to note that people can apply for SSD benefits again if they have been turned down in the past. For those who decided not to file an appeal, or whose physical or mental circumstances have changed considerably, applying for SSD a second or even third time may be the right move.

Managing stress before a disability hearing

If you are preparing for a Social Security Disability hearing, you may have a number of different questions, such as the likelihood that your application will be approved and how your life could be transformed by receiving the benefits that you need. Unfortunately, people can feel overwhelmed by negative emotions during this crucial time, such as high levels of anxiety due to a disability hearing. Worse, an unhealthy amount of stress can actually be counterproductive, which is particularly problematic for those who should be putting their best foot forward in court.

Medical conditions that qualify for SSD

CNBC reports that every year SSDI distributes $143 billion to over 11 million Americans who are unable to work. Claims continue to increase in spite of warnings that the Social Security trust is about to run out in roughly fifteen years. Because of this, Mississippi residents who need to file for social security disability benefits may dread the process and fear possible rejection. After all, only 36 percent of claims are approved.

What is the compassionate allowances program?

Whether you have already submitted your application for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or you are starting to fill out the paperwork, your case may take some time to process. The Social Security Administration has a backlog of SSDI applicants to sort through, and as the pile continues to accumulate, applicates may be waiting for a while to get a response. In some cases, applicants have passed away from their ailments before they received an approval on their SSDI application from the SSA. In order to avoid these situations, the SSA developed the Compassionate Allowances Program.

When people are reluctant to apply for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability benefits have helped many people who are unable to work due to physical or mental challenges. Some people may lose the ability to earn an income as a result of a car accident or some other serious hardship that was completely unexpected. Unfortunately, some people who are eligible for these benefits are reluctant to apply. From stress about how one will be perceived as a recipient to uncertainty over whether an application will be approved, there are various reasons why some people are hesitant to apply (or even look into) Social Security Disability benefits.

What should you know before applying for SS benefits?

You have decided that applying for Social Security benefits in Mississippi is a viable solution to support your income and allow you to have the necessary finances to live a comfortable life. Since you are familiar with the requirements to apply and have determined that you meet all of the necessary contingencies, you are ready to begin filling out an application. However, taking an extra minute to learn about helpful suggestions may help you to be better prepared and more confident as you begin the process of submitting your request for benefits. 

Will receiving financial assistance from family affect your SSD?

If you cannot work because of a disability, and if you live in Mississippi, you may have applied for Social Security Disability benefits via the Social Security Administration. While your application may ultimately lead to long-term financial assistance, the road to getting that assistance is a long one—often six months or longer. In the meantime, you may wonder what you can do to stay afloat and if gifts and donations from friends and family will affect your eligibility. In short, the answer is no.

What information do you need for social security disability?

You are preparing to apply for social security disability benefits in Mississippi, but you have no idea what type of information you will be required to provide. While the application process may seem detailed and excessive at first glance, being honest and careful about providing the right information is imperative to give you the best chance at being approved for benefits. 

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