Often times people wait too long to initiate their claim for disability benefits. Most people want to return to work, which is understandable, but they often wait a year or more before applying for benefits. The Regulation defines disability as:
“the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”
If you have a condition that has been ongoing for the past year or is expected to keep you from working for at least a year, you must explore your options for disability immediately.
When people wait it can cost them a lot! Waiting too long to file can affect your eligibility for SSDI, cost you money under the SSI program, and can result in a longer ultimate wait for benefits. Applying for benefits, and subsequent appeals can take years. You want to research your options as soon as possible so you can begin the application process early.
You can speak to an attorney for free at Sutterfield Law Offices. We will evaluate your case, discuss any strengths and weaknesses, and advise you on what we believe is your best course of action. Our extensive experience and knowledge let us set you on the right track, call us today.