Orangeburg Residents Need Help Applying for Social Security Disability
If you are injured or suffer an illness that will keep you out of work, focusing on recovering or treatment for at least one year, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. This type of government assistance exists to help those who struggle with income because of a physical or mental ailment. You can receive the assistance for a short period of time, or you may be one it for many years, or your life.
Because the Social Security Disability application process can be complicated, it is important to understand what specifically you are applying for before going in.
Help Applying for Social Security Disability in South Carolina
In some rare and extreme cases, you may qualify for a compassionate allowance, meaning your disease or disability automatically qualifies you for Social Security Disability coverage. This list includes several metastatic cancers, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and malignant multiple sclerosis, as well as several rare, degenerative, and fatal diseases.
Other diseases, as well as mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, and physical disabilities like amputations, can qualify for you for Social Security Disability, but you will face a longer road applying with those conditions.
However, if you are a young adult, you will automatically be denied Social Security Disability benefits the first time you apply. This is not because you do not have a temporary or permanent disability, but because you are far less likely to have one or suffer from one long-term. The Social Security Disability benefits program has an appeals process, however, and you are well within your rights to continue fighting for your benefits.
I Need Help Deciding if I Qualify for Social Security Disability
If you are unable to work because of a temporary condition or a permanent disability, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The South Carolina SSDI attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your situation, and if retained, we can help you fill out your initial application and work through the appeals process if you have been denied. Contact us today for help. 803.252.4800