Our government has a Social Security Disability program designed to assist individuals who are unable to work due to physical or mental limitations. However, the application process for SSD is complicated and a majority of applications are initially denied. This is where an experienced SSD lawyer can come in handy.
Social Security Disability is an intricate and multi-faceted area of law. For the scores of people who apply with little to no outside help, the process can be frustrating and overwhelming.
The first point that I like to emphasize to people is, Social Security Disability is an insurance policy. On your paycheck stub you have the FICA line. Part of that is an insurance premium that gets paid into the government for their disability system. This isn’t a give away. It’s not a handout.