Experienced Sacramento Social Security Disability Attorneys
Avoid These Common SSD Myths
Because the Social Security process is so complex and often leads to frustration
after a denied claim, a number of myths have begun to circulate regarding
the application process and other aspects of the Social Security programs. At
Smolich & Smolich, our Sacramento Social Security disability lawyers can set the record
straight on these myths and provide you with reputable legal advice that
can give your claim the best chance at success.
All New Claims Are Denied On First Application
Recent statistics actually say that about one in three claims is accepted
on its first application. Now these are not particularly good odds (since
roughly two out of three are denied), but the advice and experience of
a skilled attorney can help maximize your chances of having your claim
accepted the first time.
Disability Hearings Guarantee Claim Acceptance
The actual reality is there is no statistical way to back this up. Judges
do deny a number of claims, and the odds of your claim being denied is
largely dependent on the acceptance/denial rates of your particular judge.
While over 50% of claims that are heard in SSD court are accepted, there
is still no guarantee your claim will be.
I Cannot Receive SSD and Other Benefits Simultaneously
For people who qualify for both social security disability and supplemental
security income, you could potentially receive benefits of both at the
same time. While it is not particularly common, there is a chance you
could potentially be awarded both forms of income. You may also be able
to receive SSD and workers’ compensation benefits simultaneously.
An SSD attorney will be able to help you better determine which programs
you qualify for and then provide you with highly-personalized assistance
for whichever applications you need.
Social Security Is For Older Workers
There actually is no age limit to qualify for SSD benefits, and in many
cases those who are younger actually require fewer work credits in order
to be eligible to receive. Additionally, disabled children may be able
to receive benefits if their working parent qualifies. While the majority
of SSD collectors are older people, do not let your age stop you from
discovering whether or not you qualify to receive benefits you need.
Need assistance with filing for Social Security disability or Supplemental
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