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Posted in: Social Security Disability on July 11th, 2011

Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two programs that provide income assistance and medical insurance assistance to the elderly and disabled. Filing for Social Security benefits can be overwhelming and time consuming. In fact, the majority of applicants get denied the first time they apply for benefits. Whether or not you qualify to receive benefits is determined by whether you meet eligibility requirement and can provide the necessary documentation.  There are a few simple ways you can maximize your chances of successfully obtaining benefits.

Plan ahead. Many people wait until they need assistance before they attempt to understand the process. Even if you don’t need assistance today, it is still a good idea to get informed about the options that are available to you in the future. Unexpected events can change your life dramatically, and may leave you with few options for income. If you were to become injured or ill to the point that you could not work for at least a year, you may qualify for assistance under one of the SSA programs.

Being prepared for an unforeseen event can prevent you from getting into debt, losing your home and having no money for daily living expenses. You should also be saving money for a retirement. The retirement income provided by Supplemental  Security Income (SSI), to those over 62 years of age, is rarely enough to live on. Many people have no retirement saved and find themselves struggling to make ends meet when they are forced to live of of SSI benefits.  The programs offered by the SSA are meant to be supplemental income, not your only  source of income. It is important you develop plan early on to save money and learn about how the SSA programs work.

Review the qualification requirements. Regardless of whether you are planning to apply for Social Security benefits, it is always good to know what option are available. The application process can be difficult and knowing the qualification requirements can save you time and money. It is not uncommon for an applicant, that is approved, to wait a year before the start seeing benefits. With so many applicants, the SSA is loaded with hundreds of thousands of applicant paperwork to process. You should start reviewing the qualification process to determine eligibility for (a) your retirement benefits and (b) in the event you suffer a prolonged injury or illness.

Collect the necessary documents. If you aren’t in need of Social Security benefits at the moment, you are in prime position to begin preparing for the process early. In order to qualify you need to provide lots of personal documentation about your taxes, work history, medical history, bank information and insurance information. Make sure to always keep up to date records of all of this information each year. If you are beginning the application process you will need to provide tax returns for the past two years, your checking and savings account information and social security number. For Social Security Disability Insurance you will also need to provide medical records documenting your diagnosis and condition, as well as any work history you may have.  It is always best to seek advice from a qualified Social Security Lawyer, who can review your case and help you win your benefits case.

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