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What to know when applying for SSDI benefits

As a Wisconsin resident with a disability that is so severe it prevents you from making a living, you may be trying to explore your options and find out what methods you might be able to utilize to help you get by. Many people who, like you, have long-term disabilities, decide to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance from the U.S. Social Security Administration, but many people also receive denials from the administration in response to their initial claims. At Lein Law Offices, we have a comprehensive understanding of the SSDI application and appeals processes, and we have helped many people in your shoes pursue solutions that meet their needs.

According to Everyday Health, there is a considerable amount of misinformation out there when it comes to the SSDI benefit system, and learning to separate SSDI fact from fiction may help improve your chances of benefit approval. It may, too, help you budget and plan for your life accordingly when you have a better idea of what SSDI benefits truly entail.

For example, many people who apply for SSDI benefits mistakenly assume that a doctor's acknowledgment is enough to warrant approval from the SSA, but this is not always the case. While a doctor's assertion that you do, in fact, have a long-term disability can certainly help your cause, it does not mean the SSA will automatically approve your application.

Many people also mistakenly believe that, once you receive approval for SSDI benefits, you can expect to receive them for life. This is not, however, always accurate. You can anticipate that the SSA will review your condition and situation every so often to make sure you still need SSDI benefits. Just how often they will review your circumstances, however, depends on if your condition is likely to improve or highly unlikely to improve over time. You can find more on this topic on our webpage.

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