If you are filing for Social Security Disability, you may be wondering what’s going to happen, how the process works, and more importantly, how you are going to pay your bills.
First, you must understand that it is important to file the application as soon as possible. The process can take months or years before you receive benefits. Filing early can lead to more money in your pocket. Additionally, be aware that you have to be disabled for twelve months before you can be approved, but that does not mean you have to wait to file the application. You should file right away.
In the event that you have been denied benefits, you will have sixty days to file your appeal. If this deadline is missed, you will have to start all over. The final point when considering the application process regards hiring counsel. Statistics show that individuals represented by an attorney are more likely to win their claim than those who did not hire a Social Security Disability attorney.