When one is unable to work due to an injury or illness, it can be financially devastating for a California family. Disabled individuals could be eligible for certain types of financial support through various programs with the Social Security Administration. As part of the required steps to securing these payments, there will be a careful review of one’s disability and how it impacts the applicant’s life.
How does the SSA evaluate disability?
Disability benefits from the SSA are intended to replace some of the income one lost due to the inability to work. During the application process and on occasion after receiving these benefits, the SSA will review the recipient’s case, including his or her current condition. If the SSA determines that the individual still has a qualifying disabling condition, the benefits will continue as normal. If there is a determination that the applicant could work, he or she may no longer be eligible for benefits.
The timing of disability reviews is based on the recipient’s condition and his or her long-term prognosis. After receiving a notice of a review, the individual has a limited amount of time during which he or she must submit certain documentation. After the submission of paperwork, the completion of the review could take months.
Legal help at every step
Securing disability benefits can be a complicated and frustrating process. For one who is seeking these benefits or looking to prepare for a review, seeking legal guidance may be prudent. A California attorney who understands the Social Security disability system may be able to provide support at every step.