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Social Security Disability, What is it? And How to Get Your SSI Approved

Are you struggling to get by? Are you living with a disability, but don’t know what options you have for support? Social Security Disability (SSD) might be the answer.

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a government program designed to provide financial assistance to those who can no longer work due to their disability.  This program has helped millions of individuals unlock greater opportunities and stability in their lives.   If you have a long-term or permanent disability that prevents you from working and earning enough money to support yourself, it can provide monthly cash benefits to help cover basic needs like food, housing, and medical care. It also gives you access to vocational training and other assistance.

At Defenders for You, our goal is to help people understand how to apply, qualify, and receive SSI benefits if they are eligible. We’ll walk you through the process – from assembling documents, gathering evidence of your disability, filling out an application and appealing denied claims. Our website is full of information on how to apply, what to expect when applying, and all of the forms you’ll need for submitting a successful claim.

By qualifying for SSD, individuals gain access to medical benefits, access to financial assistance, and importantly, independence.  With our expert help, you can rest assured that your application will receive the attention it deserves, and your best interests will be taken into account every step of the way


The SSI Disability Approval Process 

  • Gather necessary documentation and records of your disability diagnosis and medical history.
  • Fill out an SSI application form and submit it to the Social Security Administration.
  • Attend a consultative exam to evaluate your disability, if needed.
  • Prepare for and schedule an in-person interview with a Disability Determination Services interviewer
  • Answer any questions from the DDS regarding your medical condition or other information included in your application.
  • A disability hearing with a Social Security judge may be requested on your behalf.
  • Wait up to three months for a decision regarding your eligibility for SSI benefits.
  • After review, you may receive an approval letter or denial letter from the Social Security Administration.
  • If denied, reapply by filing an Appeal Form with any updated information that can demonstrate your eligibility for benefits.
  • Follow up with your case manager or lawyer to ensure that the process is progressing in the right direction.
  • Once approved for disability benefits, monitor any changes in circumstance and keep track of your medical expenses, as these may influence the amount of your benefit payments.



SSDI is a benefit to the prople who have the inability to work due to a specific learning disability or some medical complications.  It is funded through the FICA social security payroll taxes which workers pay into and is a form of insurance which is earned by an accumulation of work credits throughout the person’s working life.


A Disability Advocate is a professionally trained and qualified person who has expertise in getting the approval of Social Security Disability claims.


We can provide you disability services with professional expertise as all of our disability advocates have expert ideas about your State disability laws.  Our advocates will help and represent you from the initial claim to hearings and reconsiderations.


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How Can a Disability Advocate Help Get Your SSI Disability Approved

We understand how difficult and stressful the application process can be, especially when faced with a physical or mental disability. That’s why we’re dedicated to making sure that you receive the benefits you deserve. We’ll work closely with you, giving you personalized advice and support from the moment you start your application until it’s approved.

At Defenders For You, we take pride in our dedication to our clients. Our team of experienced lawyers and advocates will provide you with a thorough assessment of your situation and develop a strategy to get your claim approved quickly and efficiently. We will fight vigorously for your rights and ensure that your voice is heard – so that you have a chance to get the financial security and stability you need.

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How does short term disability work?

The short term disability gives employees a benefit to get the specified amount of salary in the case of injury or falling ill and is unable to perform the job duties. This benefit is generally around 40-60 per cent of the employee’s weekly gross income. The short term disability, however, is usually for things that are to be cured in a limited period of time.

How long does it take to get disability?

A disability could be developed over time, and there are no certain amount of times to be decided on getting disability. It could be either on an immediate basis or could be developed over a long period of time. Also, claim the disability benefits could be subjective to the situations and could be dependent on different factors of the disability.

What is social security disability?

SSDI or Social Security Disability insurance is a way of getting benefits for the workers who are unable to support themselves. However, this is only in the conditions where they have long-lasting medical inability or impairment. If you meet the criteria of work history and medical impairment according to the SSDI, you can claim it regardless of your gender and other such factors.

What is my social security disability benefit amount?

As of Nov 2019, the estimated average benefit from social security disability amount was $1,237 per month. This, however, was subjective on different factors including the disability you have got and the lifetime earnings that you have had. The average is just based on the total receiving that people have had from SSDI, and it can vary according to the specific cases.

How to get disability for depression?

While the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not have a separate listing for Depression in its Impairment Listing Manual or “Blue Book,” the condition is considered under Section 12.04 Affective Disorders. To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on the basis of an affective disorder, your medical records must satisfy the criteria of the above-stated section to make you able to get the disability claimed.

How long does it take to get a disability check after approval?

It might take a month or two to get your check processed after the approval of your disability. You might have to wait for even more to receive the payment. This is considered to be the processing time that SSDI takes to clear the payments in every case.

What is intellectual disability?

Intellectual disability is the sort of disability that is counted and characterized by significant limitations in thinking, learning, reasoning and such intellectual functions. It could also be counted with adaptive behaviour in an individual. This disability is not found in any functioning of the body but in the ability of the mind.

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