If you are filing for disability benefits then you should be aware of the following. Starting a new application may actually get through the process faster than appealing a hearing decision. You can even reopen a prior claim within four (4) years of the initial denial if SSA finds good cause to do so. Because SSI is needs based Social Security limits the value of the resources you can own to qualify.
A lawyer experienced in representing disability cases can help you present your medical records in the most convincing light possible. The list of requirements that must be met for Social Security disability benefits is pretty long, and many people don’t meet those requirements.
The reason for filing a new claim is that it can take up to two years to receive a decision from your hearing depending how backlogged the hearing office is in your State. Handicap refers to the loss or limitation of opportunities to take part in the life of the community on an equal level with others.
Social Security disability benefits start on sixth full month after the date of disability, upon approval. Disability is something imposed on top of our impairments by the way we are unnecessarily isolated and exclude from full participation in society. If you have received your first denial from Social Security you need to file an appeal as quickly as possible.
The total benefits your family can receive is limited based on the maximum family benefit (updated each year). Those applicants who have submitted their medical records already and have given as much evidence as was available are considered to have complete files, and their cases may be processed more quickly.