Social Security in the United States refers directly to a lesser known federal Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance program or OASDI. Throughout a person’s working life the Social Security Administration keeps track of income and taxpayers fund the program via payroll taxes also known as FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) taxes. Some SSDI claimants will tell social security – “I can’t sit” or “I can’t walk”.
After the application is filed, the Social Security Administration will send the file to a Disability Determination Service (DDS) administered by that State. Attorneys in Social Security Disability cases do much more than sit in at a hearing and ask a few questions.
The independent government study organization hopes to make recommendations for updating the appeals process in 2012. Financial help for low income seniors, so that they are able to pay off their medical bills, is offered by this US State Government department in the form of a program known as ‘Medicaid’.
In determining what day you received the denial letter, Social Security rules assume that you received it 5-days after it was dated. The attorney will look closely at your medical history to determine which details should be highlighted in your application, making sure that you have a strong case to present before the Judge.
That’s where a Social Security disability attorney can be invaluable. If your earnings average more than $980.00 per month gross, then the SSA will consider you as working at a Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level and will not find you to be disabled. The earliest age at which you can begin collecting benefits is age sixty-two.