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Know the Process and Know You Don’t Need to Handle Social Security Claims Alone
The first thing you have to do is file an application. Social Security has joined the digital age, and applications are usually filed over the internet. The date of your application is important as DIB benefits can only be paid for 12 months prior to the date of your application. Even if you became disabled several years ago, you can only receive monies for the past year. This is also important as you are not eligible for Medicare until you have been able to receive DIB benefits for 24 months. You also need to know that there is a 5 full month waiting period for DIB. For example, if you applied in January 2015 and are found disabled as of January 1, 2014, your benefits will begin June 2014, and you will be eligible for Medicare June 2016. If you are found disabled January 2, 2014, your benefits will begin July 2014, and you will be eligible for Medicare July 2016. If you are found disabled January 2008 and you apply in January 2015, your benefits will not begin until January 2014, and you will be eligible for Medicare in January 2016.
Providing Evidence of Disability
Evidence is the key to any claim for disability. After all, if you claim to be disabled, you are stating that you have a medical condition which prevents you from working. Unless you have medical evidence of your disabling conditions, you will probably not be found disabled.
SSA will look at the following types of medical evidence to decide if you are disabled.
Now that we have determined the types of social security programs that are available, how does the disability determination happen?
The Social Security Administration determines whether or not an adult is disabled by following a five step process. A person can be found disabled at either question 3 or question 5, but each question has to be addressed in order.
What Social Security Programs are Available?
Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security can be a daunting task. We’re here to help you navigate the confusing sea of paperwork and fine print. In our four-part series, we’ll give you the facts to give you peace of mind and the answers you are looking for.
There are 3 major programs within the Social Security Administration.
- Retirement benefits
- Social Security Disability Insurance benefits
- Supplemental Security Income benefits
Read the full article here.