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How much can you expect to get if approved for SSDI?

As a resident of Rhode Island who has a disability that is substantial enough to prevent you from working, you may be thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration. You may, too, have questions about just how much money you can expect to receive each month, if approved, so that you can get a better idea of how to plan for your long-term financial future.

Compassionate allowances: Is your condition on the list?

If you have submitted an application for Social Security Disability Insurance, you may be one of the million people currently waiting to receive a decision on whether or not you are approved for benefits. According to the Social Security Administration, administrative law judges and support staff have been working for years to decrease the backlog of applicants waiting to receive the SSDI benefits needed to make ends meet while they are unable to work. The problem has gotten to the point where people have passed away from their condition while waiting to hear if they are able to receive SSDI benefits. In an attempt to decrease this backlog and to help those who are suffering from acute and terminal conditions, the Social Security Administration has compiled a list of conditions and diseases that are easily identifiable as being approved conditions for SSDI benefits.

How can you appeal after a denied Social Security claim?

As a Rhode Island resident who is struggling to make ends meet because of a serious, long-term disability, you may be looking to the U.S. Social Security Administration for possible assistance. You may have already applied for Social Security benefits with the hope that they would help you support yourself and get back on your feet, and you may, like many others, have received a denial in response to your claim. If this describes your current situation, you may be considering filing an appeal in response to your benefit denial.

How the U.S. Social Security Administration defines “disability”

If you reside in Rhode Island and have a disability that is severe enough to prevent you from working, you may be weighing your options and wondering whether you may be able to obtain Social Security benefits. While, ultimately, this depends on several different factors, one of the main things that will determine whether you are eligible for such benefits is if you meet the U.S. Social Security Administration’s definition of “disabled.” At Karns Law Group, we understand the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits, and we have helped many people facing similar circumstances apply for benefits and appeal benefit denials.

What goes into a complete medical history?

In terms of applying for social security disability benefits in Rhode Island, compiling your medical history could require a few additional steps than it might for other purposes, such as changing insurance companies. However, following the rules precisely typically prevents the extensive processing delays commonly associated with disability applications.

Dispelling common misconceptions about SSDI benefits

If you reside in Rhode Island and you have a disability that is severe enough to prevent you from working and earning a living, you may have reason to apply for Social Security Disability Income. Intended primarily for those who have disabilities that are substantial and long-term in nature, wounded warriors and parents of the disabled may also have cause to apply for SSDI benefits. The process involved in applying for these benefits can prove complicated, however, and many people receive denials when they initially apply. At Karns Law Group, we understand the ins and outs of the SSDI benefit application process, and we have helped many people whose claims were denied pursue appeals.

Secrets of Social Security Disability - Limitations and Averages

If everyone in Rhode Island completed a survey about Social Security disability, it is likely that none of the respondents would say they hope to be on SSD some day. The reality, however, is disability benefits exist for good reason. 

Which conditions qualify for disability claims?

Your social security claim in Rhode Island might be denied outright if you do not have a qualifying condition. However, the definition may be less strict than you think when it comes to which impairments qualify for the disability programs offered through the Social Security Administration.

Appealing a social security disability denial

Having a social security disability benefits application denied is a frustrating experience for anyone. However, there are avenues available to those who have recently received an income or insurance denial from the Social Security Administration. The simplest option is often a direct appeal. It bears mentioning that, while there is a time limit on eligibility to take this action, Rhode Island residents do not need to be in the state, or even the country, to apply for an appeal. 

What is the main difference between SSI and SSDI?

You may have heard of two different types of Social Security benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Some people may be confused about the two and wonder if they qualify for one or both of them. The truth is that while they do provide monetary assistance to the disabled in Rhode Island, the two programs actually are very different and are tailored to serve two different groups of people.

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