If you have a severe disability that prevents you from working, Social Security Disability benefits could provide you with monthly income. However, not everyone is able to successfully get approved for benefits from the Social Security Administration. In fact, even people with severe disabilities sometimes aren't eligible for benefits or do not get approved for benefits.
A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide you with help if you are uncertain as to whether you would be eligible for benefits. An attorney can also help you to make the most compelling possible case to convince the Social Security Administration to approve you for benefits based on your condition.
Does A Severe Disability Always Mean You'll be Approved for Benefits?
There are different factors that will determine whether you will be eligible for Social Security Disability. The extent of your disability is one of those factors. If you have a severe disability and you can prove that this disability both stops you from working and is a long-term disabling condition, you should be able to get benefits on the basis of that disability.
However, you'll also need to meet other eligibility criteria as well. For example, if you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you need to have a sufficient number of work credits. If you don't have these credits and you cannot qualify based on a relative's work record, you won't be able to get these benefits even if you are disabled enough to qualify for them.
Likewise, if you are applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) but you have too many assets or your household income is too high, you won't be able to qualify even if your disability is severe.
A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide the help you need to apply for the right benefits program and prove you're sufficiently disabled. Contact an attorney for help today.