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First of all, we need you to understand that most people ARE DENIED on the first attempt to obtain social security benefits in Vegas. Don’t get discouraged. What’s even more important to realize is that you only have 60 DAYS TO APPEAL after the date of your denial letter! If you do not appeal, you have to begin the whole process over again. This is why it’s so important to have the guidance of a local law expert.
To receive Social Security Disability benefits, a disabled worker must be “insured.” Insured means that the worker must have an earnings record. In other words, you must have worked long enough—and recently enough—and you must have paid into the Social Security system to qualify for Disability benefits.
In some circumstances, a third party may also make a claim on the disabled worker’s earnings record. For example, when a person dies, certain members of the family may be eligible for survivors benefits if the deceased worked, paid Social Security taxes, and earned enough credits.
“Disability,” as determined by the Social Security Administration, considers you to be disabled under Social Security rules if:
You have legal rights to disability benefits provided by the Social Security Administration. This includes several programs that provide disability payments and other benefits to disabled workers and their families. You may be eligible for SSD benefits if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits are provided to low-income disabled children and adults. If you are injured, are unable to work, and have been denied Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you need to know your legal rights. Our Las Vegas, Nevada attorneys may be able to help you.
If your application for Social Security Disability benefits was denied, you may now want to begin the appeal process. Please note: You need to act quickly. You only have 60 days to appeal the denial and preserve your claim. The SSD lawyers at Edward Bernstein & Associates understand the frustration of being denied the Social Security Disability Insurance that you desperately need. That’s why our Las Vegas lawyers are dedicated to getting you through the SSD appeals process. Take advantage of our free legal evaluation offered by our Las Vegas SSD legal team.
Here is some helpful information from the Social Security Administration website, http://www.ssa.gov.
We pay disability benefits under two programs:
SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.
For most people, the medical requirements for disability payments are the same under both programs and disability is determined by the same process.
Whether you apply for Social Security or SSI disability, we ask you for information about your medical condition, work and education history to help us decide if you are disabled under our rules.
Apply as soon as you become disabled. Most of the application forms can be completed online, depending on the type of benefit for which you apply.
You can complete both the Application and Adult Disability Report online.
You can complete the online Adult Disability Report. Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social Security Office to set up an appointment to complete the SSI application form in person or over the phone.
You can complete the Child Disability Report online. Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social Security Office to set up an appointment to complete the rest of the application in person or over the phone.