Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits in Kentucky
Whether or not the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits depends on if you meet the agency’s definition of “disabled.” The agency will only consider you disabled if:
- You are unable to do work you’ve done before;
- The agency determines you can’t adjust to other work because of your physical and/or mental condition(s); and
- Your disability is expected to last for at least 12 months (or result in death).
Social Security will only pay for total disability, not partial disability.
Why Is Applying for Benefits so Difficult?
Most people think that if they simply explain their circumstances to Social Security, someone will understand and start giving them benefits checks. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.
Applying for disability benefits is a complex legal process. You must meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled.”
Why Are Most People Turned Down?
There are thousands of rules, regulations and procedures involved in the Social Security Disability program. You can be turned down if your doctor doesn’t understand the definition of disability, or if a Social Security employee doesn’t gather all of your medical evidence. You can also get turned down if your appeal isn’t handled correctly.
What Are My Chances of Winning Benefits?
Each and every disability case depends on your medical conditions. At Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer, we’ll give you a free consultation to determine your chances of winning disability benefits. Contact us today to learn more.