Ohio Social Security Disability Assistance
Signed into U.S law in July 1956, Social Security disability was created by the United States Government to help provide financial assistance to eligible workers that were unable to return to work due to a disabling or debilitating injury.
With more than 10 MILLION active recipients of these benefits, Social Security disability ranks as one of the largest government programs in the U.S, with more than 700,000 applications pending at any one time.
Due to the large amount of financial aid that is paid out to applicable individuals each month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has begun to implement stricter application regulations, to ensure that only eligible people are provided with these benefits.
The Types Of SSD Benefits Available
In an effort to provide financial help to those in need, the US Government has created a variety of SSD benefit types which generally cover almost all the requirements of a disability benefits recipient.
However, most cases generally fall into two primary types of disability benefits, which are:
SSDI – also known as “Social Security Disability Insurance”, these benefits require workers to have contributed to the Social Security fund and to also have accumulated “work credits” which are earned by staying employed for continual periods of time. In most instances, it takes an average worker between 5 to 10 years to earn enough “work credits” to quality for SSDI (in addition to other eligibility criteria).
SSI – the “Supplementary Security Income” program was established for disabled workers that have NOT contributed to social security, but still require urgent monetary assistance.
In order to be eligible for SSI, an applicant must be older than 65 years old, legally blind or disabled and have family assets that total less than $3000.00.
It’s important to note that while many applications for SSDI and SSI are rejected on their first attempt, that rejection does NOT necessarily mean that the applicant is ineligible to receive Social Security disability benefits.
Unsure If You Qualify?
In most states, the processing time for most Social Security disability benefits can span from just 30 days all the way up to 500 days in some instances.
Unfortunately, many applicants simply do not have the luxury of waiting all that time for an answer, only to find out that their application has been rejected to an error of some sort.
In fact, many Ohio Social Security disability applicants that are eligible for benefits, simply give up the hope of obtaining them when they receive notification that their first application was denied.
However, all is not lost and help is available.
By providing access to a network of trusted Ohio Social Security disability attorneys, we can help to provide the experience that many SSD applicants need in order to ensure that they meet the required conditions of the SSA and that their application is completed and filed correctly.
In fact, studies have shown that by using the services of a reputable attorney, the chances of being approved for benefits increases significantly and with most Ohio law firms providing 100% FREE initial SSD application assessments, there is an even greater incentive to consider using the services of an experienced attorney for your Social Security disability application.
To find out more, simply fill out and submit the “Free Disability Evaluation” form located at the top of this page – it’s strictly confidential and 100% FREE to send.