There are few great sorrows in life, and one of them is to find that one is suddenly unable to get work because of a disability or an illness. A stable income has become less of a possibility. While social security disability options exist to fund benefits for the disabled, the application process can be long and complex, and the eligibility requirements stringent. For some of these people, being denied their social security disability insurance (SSDI) adds insult to injury and could be as heartbreaking as having acknowledged the first time that there was very little they can do than live with their condition.
Research writer Maryam Louise, wrote of her experience on Yahoo! about being denied her disability benefits for the second time. The lack of financial support from the SS social programs eventually led to suffer virtual homelessness, vision problems, and cancellation of accounts that were supposed to serve as her social net when the time came she needed those benefits.
“Although I had 18 months of savings in my bank when I became disabled, I went through it all in less than three years. At that point, I applied for Unemployment Insurance. This check brought in a small amount of money until I had a migraine related seizure at the Unemployment Office. After that, the Unemployment Office said I was required to have a letter from a doctor that showed I was not disabled.
Naturally, my doctors were not able to show that I was abled and my unemployment benefits were prematurely terminated. In other words, I was too disabled to get unemployment, but I was denied any disability financial assistance.”
Being denied compensation from the Social Security may involve several factors, ranging from the nature and severity of the disability to the improper filing of one’s claim application to the Social Security Administration (SSA). In Louise’s case, getting denied without any logical reason is also a possibility. With the seemingly arbitrariness of benefit approvals at the SSA, it’s best you let an experienced social security attorney review your case.
If you are denied your SSDI benefits, you can always try to appeal your case. Before you do, find out the basis of the denial, and ask any reputable social security lawyers for the best way to approach your appeals case. You want to do it right this time, and a dedicated attorney, such as those from Jan Dils, Attorney at Law, L.C., can help you with the extensive paperwork for submission, and, more importantly, in presenting your case professionally and persuasively.
(Source: How I Survived Financially when I was Denied Social Security Disability, Yahoo! Voices, 27 June, 2011)