Am I Disabled Enough?
Am I Disabled Enough to Apply for Denver Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you are disabled and incapable doing jobs that you could previously perform, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, you need to brace yourself for a long journey and the possibility of several denials until you are actually approved for disability benefits. An experienced and reputable Denver disability lawyer will be able to provide you with the guidance and legal assistance necessary to get the benefits that you deserve.
The application process for disability benefits is long and frustratingly slow. It is very challenging to convince the Social Security Administrative that you are “disabled,” even when you genuinely cannot work. However difficult of a task it may be, it is not impossible. If you are initially denied, you have the option to file a request for “reconsideration.” If you are again denied, you can appeal your claim to be heard before an administrative law judge. At this stage of the appeal, your chances of success nearly double.
The Social Security Administration has enacted regulations that favor approval of disability benefits for individuals 60 years or older. However, this does not mean that is impossible to receive Social Security disability benefits if you are any younger. It becomes easier for some individuals at age 45 who cannot read English to qualify for benefits, and it becomes easier to qualify as the applicant gets older.
If you are 50 years or older with a severe disability, which prevents you from performing even the easiest tasks at work, you should apply. If you are 55 years and older and cannot qualify for any of the jobs that you have had in the past 15 years, you should definitely apply.
But do not give up hope if you are under 45 years old and need to apply for Social Security disability benefits. You do not need to be bedridden in order to be found disabled. If you cannot perform any past jobs and you cannot work full time at any regular job, you may qualify for benefits.
Applying for Social Security disability benefits involves a long, complex process. Do not leave your chance up to faith. The guidance of a knowledgeable Denver disability lawyer is invaluable to a successful outcome. If you’ve been denied Social Security disability benefits, do not hesitate to call John Cimino today for a free initial consultation.