Social Security claims rarely go as expected and can often be frustrating and confusing. Below are a list of the most common questions. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced social security disability lawyer, contact our law office in Columbus, Chillicothe, or Lima, Ohio at 1-800-573-9503.
Ohio Social Security Attorneys | FAQ
Is there anything that I could do that might harm my case?
Drug and alcohol abuse often prevents findings of disability. In cases where a claimant has a substance abuse problem, the Social Security Administration would need to see evidence that the claimant is no longer abusing drugs and alcohol and is nevertheless still disabled.
Also, failure to follow your doctors prescribed treatment may affect a finding of disability.
Is there anything that I could do that might help my case?
Tell your doctors everything! If you don’t tell your doctor all your symptoms, the SSA won’t know about them because it won’t be in your medical.
If you change your name or addresses, be sure to tell your representative and the SSA. It is important not to miss any deadlines due to not receiving a notice in the mail.
Gather business cards from all doctors, therapists, etc. It is important to find all your medical information in order to have a complete story of your impairments.
When are SSI benefits paid? When are SSD benefits Paid?
SSD may pay benefits for the 12 months preceding the date of application with a 5 month waiting period after the “onset date.”
SSI benefits are paid from the date you filed the application for benefits but there is a waiting period of the first of the next month after all requirements necessary for SSI benefits are met.
For SSI, there is a waiting period until the first of the next month after all requirements are met. For SSD, there is a 5 month waiting period after the “onset date.”
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