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Qualifying for Social Security Disability is Rarely a Simple Process

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Alison Rodin
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Nobody wants to face the problems that long-term disability in Massachusetts can cause. The disabled person's family and friends can provide emotional support, as can faith communities and other social service organizations.

But in the long run, when someone finds that he is no longer able to work, one of the most difficult obstacles is money. How will the bills get paid? Sooner or later, any disabled person finds him or herself facing this issue. One way to solve this problem is to apply for and receive Social Security disability benefits.

The first step in receiving these benefits is to qualify with the Social Security Administration (SSA). But what qualifies you? The SSA says you qualify if:

  • You can't do the work you were doing before;
  • You can't adjust to other forms of work; and
  • Your disability has lasted or will last at least 12 months, or may result in death.

This seems pretty simple and straightforward, but nothing in this life is ever too simple. The SSA website goes on into many details and exceptions in explaining the qualification process.

The unfortunate truth is that the average person applying for Social Security benefits may have to wait many months or even longer to actually start receiving checks. And that is if the process is not delayed by a denial or requests for more information.

You might want to consider bringing your disability case to an expert who can guide you through the many confusing aspects of disability qualification. The attorneys at Keefe Disability Law offer caring and expertise to their clients and, bottom line, can help you to find success more quickly. Call us today toll free at 888-904-6847 for a free consultation.

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