Social Security Disability Do's & Don'ts
Help from an Arkansas Social Security Disability Lawyer
As with many subjects, when dealing with
Social Security benefits, there are certain actions you can do and ones you shouldn't do. By
touching on some of these do's and don'ts, I hope to increase
your understanding of the system and avoid some of the problems that can arise.
The first and foremost "do" is to ask an experienced
Arkansas social security disability benefits lawyer any and all questions you have regarding
Social Security disability. There are many rules and regulations and understanding these will assist
you and your attorney to get the benefits you need.
- Apply for benefits as soon as you are disabled. There is a 5 month waiting
period until your first payment will be made, so it is important to act quickly.
- Do give all the information on your illness or injury to your doctor(s)
and how it has affected your ability to work. At some point, your doctors
will be asked for this data. They need to be able to supply complete information
so that a correct determination can be made on your disability.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program that provides monthly payments to persons of low income and
few resources. Do use your attorney to apply for these benefits, if you
meet the requirements as above and are disabled. I am at your service
to provide answers to your questions. I have 20 years of legal experience
at my disposal to help you during a time when you may really need the
- Don't apply for Social Security disability benefits if you are partially
disabled or your disability is short-term. Benefits will only be paid
for individuals who suffer a total disability.
Don't give up if your initial
claim is denied as this is not uncommon. At The Law Firm of Mike Angel, I am fully prepared
to go the through the 4-level
appeals process in order to obtain your benefits.
- Don't fail to inform Social Security if you are receiving benefits
from other government programs. Those benefits may affect you disability
payments and Social Security will need complete and accurate information
in order to determine the correct payments you should be getting.
Contact an Arkansas Social Security Disability Lawyer
for complete information on the benefits that may be available to you and