Myths About SSD

Don't Let Misinformation Prevent You From Getting Your Benefits

The Social Security Disability claims process can be overwhelming, confusing and entirely stressful when you go it alone. What is worse, there is often misinformation that can prevent some people from getting the benefits that they need.

Stephenson Disability Services will help you understand the process and represent you in your appeal. Contact our offices in New Albany and Madison at 812-748-8140. Our staff comprises experienced and responsive professionals. We can help you whether you live in Indiana, Kentucky or Ohio.

Can I Work While Receiving Benefits? Let Us Clarify Some Common Myths.

Whether you are applying under Social Security Disability Insurance or the Supplemental Security Income program, there are some common myths that keep people from applying or appealing to get the benefits they need.

Listed below are a few clarifications for common myths about SSD and SSI:

  • Not all claims are denied the first time you apply. Although the majority of claims are denied at the initial stage, not all are. We can help you better understand the application process to ensure that you have the best chance at approval.
  • You can still get benefits even if you have been denied. The majority of claims are denied at the initial stage, but you have the right to appeal. The appeals process provides several opportunities to have your claim approved.
  • You don't technically need a lawyer, but it does make a difference. You can go it alone, but it can be overwhelming just to try to understand the paperwork and filing deadlines. Those who are represented have a distinct advantage.
  • You can work while your application is pending and while receiving benefits. Even though there are strict dollar limits, your monthly gross income does not have to be zero for you to qualify or continue receiving benefits.
  • Bigger isn't always better. With a small firm like ours, you get to meet your representative before you have to appear at your hearing. We get to thoroughly know you and your disability to give you the best chance possible. When you call, we answer.

Still Have More Questions? We're Only A Phone Call Away!

Whether you are filing for the first time or have already been denied, we can help. Call us to learn more about your situation. We can represent you in the appeals process free of charge until you are awarded benefits. Dial 812-748-8140 or send us an email with a brief description of your situation.