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The right approach to applying for SSD benefits in Ohio

On Behalf of | Jul 28, 2017 | Firm News, social security disability

It can be hard for many people to comprehend the feeling of working all your life and then, because of some injury or illness, you find yourself “disabled.” For some people, working gives them a sense of purpose and accomplishment. So, when you can’t continue with your employment as you have for years, you might be searching for options.

Fortunately, most employees in America pay into the fund for Social Security Disability benefits. This fund is specifically set up to provide for workers who have earned the appropriate amount of “work credits” and who have a qualifying disability that prevents them from working. However, as most of our readers in Ohio probably know, many initial applications for SSD benefits are denied. In fact, statistics show that approximately 60 percent of initial applications are denied.

But, that shouldn’t dissuade Ohio residents from applying for benefits if they believe they are eligible. It is important to make sure that your initial application is complete and includes all of the necessary medical and employment information that the Social Security Administration needs to make an eligibility determination.

Even if your initial application is denied, there is still hope. The Social Security Administration has an appeals process that applicants can go through in order to have their application for SSD benefits reviewed another time. At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients who are going through the application or appeals process for SSD benefits. For more information about how we might be able to help you, please visit the Social Security Disability section of our law firm’s website.