When Los Angeles residents are diagnosed with a serious illness or suffer a serious injury, they may not immediately think that the condition is a disability. Sure, it may cause some hardship, particularly with a family’s financial situation, but medical treatment these days is great, right? With the many options for healthcare that are available in America, most people probably think that their medical condition will improve with time and treatment.
But, what if that isn’t the case? What if the disability isn’t just a temporary inconvenience, but instead is a permanent hindrance? When Los Angeles residents are facing a complete inability to work due to a medical condition or serious injury, it may be time to consider filing for Social Security Disability benefits.
When it comes time to make this important decision, Los Angeles residents need to know what the important parts of the application process are. The Social Security Administration requires quite a bit of information in order to verify two things: 1. That a person’s disability is in fact in existence, and that it will keep the person from working for 12 months or more; and 2. That the applicant has earned the requisite amount of work credits over the course of a working career in order to qualify for SSD benefits.
At our law firm, we work with our clients to attempt to make sure that they have everything in order when it comes time to submit an application for Social Security Disability benefits. Being denied Social Security Disability benefits may be another hurdle to address as well. For more information, please visit the Social Security Disability overview section of our law firm’s website.