If you are looking for advice on how to win your disability case in front of a judge, you have probably been denied once or twice already. Three years ago, the average national delay between filing a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim and getting a decision was about 17 months. If you want them to do that, you will need to give the deceased’s Social Security Number to the funeral director so they can make the report. Family members may be eligible for Social Security survivors benefits when a person getting benefits dies.
In an effort to increase productivity, and decrease processing time, the Social Security Administration is testing different review models across the country. Now, Maine legislators have prepared a detailed plan for shifting state employees into Social Security and are considering whether to adopt it. They acknowledge it will not solve their problem in the short term but see long-term advantages.
SSDI benefits are paid to totally disabled individuals who have worked and paid into the Social Security system with the FICA taxes that are deducted from paychecks. They also keep records and ensure that Social Security funds are used to care for the recipient.
To receive benefits under the Social Security Disability program, you must have a physical or mental health problem (or a combination of problems) severe enough to keep you from working in any regular paying job for at least one year. No appointment….one hour before closing….done in 15 min…..and everyone was kind, helpful and knew what they were doing.
Third, I’ve been representing Social Security disability claimants since 1979 and I’ve never seen anything like what this physician was doing. Generally our practice is to recommend as much be done with Social Security face to face at the District Offices – this decreases the chance for errors.