FAQ About Disability Benefits
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Are you suffering from a physical or mental disability and unable to work as a result? If you are interested in learning more about long-term disability benefits, read on to discover answers to some of the questions we receive often at The Bernstein Law Offices. You can also call our firm to schedule a free consultation with a Maryland Social Security disability attorney if you would like to learn more.
Does my injury or illness qualify me for Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits?
The federal government has a clear definition of what qualifies as a disability. You could be eligible for Social Security disability if you have been diagnosed with a condition or illness that is expected to last for at least a year, or is life-threatening.
I think I may be eligible for Social Security disability. What should I do?
You can apply for Social Security disability benefits in one of three ways: by visiting your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office and requesting an application form, by filing out an application on the SSA website, or by calling the SSA toll-free at 1-800-313-0213 to schedule a phone appointment where you can apply over the phone.
When should I apply for SSDI?
It is wise to begin as soon as possible. An application for social security requires extensive documents, including comprehensive medical records and medication information from your doctor, therapist, or other health professionals. Due to such extensive procedures, the process of obtaining disability benefits could take as long as two years.
How can a lawyer help with my disability claim?
It can be extremely beneficial to have a skilled lawyer with experience in disability law on your side. Our team at The Bernstein Law Offices has helped thousands of people pursue benefits. We can increase your chance of a positive outcome by providing nuanced and knowledgeable advocacy. You can request a free consultation to learn more about how we may be able to make a difference in your specific case.
What is ERISA and how does it impact my long-term disability insurance?
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act - referred to as ERISA - is a federal law that was created to protect the pension plans of disabled employees. Your long-term disability insurance may fall under ERISA. According to this law, you are required to follow procedures outlined by your insurance policy before you can pursue a lawsuit against your insurance carrier.
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Do you have more questions? The Bernstein Law Offices is here to answer them! Take advantage of our free case evaluation and talk to one of our Maryland disability attorneys today about your unique situation.