The Social Security Administration provides billions of dollars in disability benefits to Americans every year. Unfortunately, sometimes being granted these benefits can be a complicated process. Of the millions of claims that are filed each year, many of them are denied.
Social Security Basics
Social Security is a shared pool of insurance, paid by employers, employees and self-employed workers. As you work, a statutorily set amount is subtracted from your paycheck and paid in to the Social Security system.
If you become disabled, or when you retire, you and your dependents may be eligible for benefit payments. However, the payments you receive are not directly related to the contributions you made while working. Remember, Social Security is a shared pool, from which benefits to all Americans are paid.
Social Security Disability Insurance
If you or a loved one has been unable to work for at least 12 months and has become disabled, you may be eligible to make a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim. This program pays benefits to individuals who cannot work for at least a year, and if you are approved, Social Security will continue to pay benefits until you are able to return to work on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, this is a complicated process and these rights are not automatic. Denials of claims are common. The experienced New Oreleans lawyers at Bachus & Schanker work hard to protect the rights of those individuals who have suffered debilitating injuries and have been denied for Social Security Disability benefits.
Have you been denied SSDI?
If your SSDI claim has been denied, there is an opportunity for appeal, but the process can be difficult and unclear. Our expert attorneys are here to help you navigate this process and receive the benefits you deserve.
There is a very tight timeline in which action can be taken if your SSDI claim has been denied. Contact Bachus & Schanker immediately to make sure your rights are protected. The earlier we can take action on your behalf, the sooner your SSDI benefits can be restored
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