Research shows that 25 percent of young people today will suffer a disability by the time they reach the age of 67. The application process for Social Security Disability and SSI disability benefits can be difficult due to how long a claim can take and the high chance of being denied. Wisconsin applicants who are denied can learn about the system and file an appeal.
According to statistics, many people will need to successfully file for Social Security Disability benefits in order to make ends meet. Though there are several criteria to meet in order to qualify, filing for benefits does not have to be an uphill battle. It is important to be aware, though, that it may take at least six months to process an application with SSA.
The initial criteria that must be met in order to apply for benefits are fairly basic. A candidate must have a long-term, serious impairment that inhibits them from being gainfully employed in any measure. The applicant must have reason to prove that they are unable to work within at least 12 months of the application. A doctor must fill out a residual functional capacity form that confirms that the applicant has these limitations.
A successful claim can be attained for a qualified candidate in Wisconsin, and the benefits will be worth the effort in the long run. If an application is denied or if the complicated process becomes overwhelming, consider hiring outside help to ease the trouble. Applying for Social Security Disability does not have to be burdensome; Wisconsin applicants can rest assured that there are options.
Source: Tribune Content Agency, Applying for Social Security disability is a complicated process, but worth it, Elliot Raphaelson, Oct. 15, 2013