How to get your Social Security Disability in easy steps

Joel'Nichole By Joel'Nichole, 9th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3juw-re3/
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This should be an easy to follow guide to reach success in getting your Social Security Disability and Benefits you might have known about. Since this is formatted by someone who has been on this path, I wanted to make this stress free and informative.

Easy to Follow Steps to get your Social Security Disability and Benifits

The system is always changing and new programs are often being implemented however it is left up to ourselves to find out about these programs. I have helped dozens of people, just average hard working people gone ill or injured to get through this system successfully.As a fellow disabled person, I finally decided to make an outline that would just short cut the process in terms that everyone can understand. I know when I received my first denial letter in the mail, I thought my chances were over. After going through all the same issues others have, I wanted to help my fellow disabled friends get though it as smoothly as possible.
Even though I am not a lawyer, I believe this guideline can help you better understand the process.

1) Apply for Social Security Disability online at www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability/ You can also call 1-800-772-1213 and request an application be sent to you. a) Don't get disappointed your first application is usually denied, but it's recommended to keep a copy for your records. b) Fill out your second application using the same information from the first one, as well as any updates. c) Hire a lawyer, that specializes in social security cases. They usually work on contingency and only charge 25 percent of your first check. Your lawyer will explain this part to you. d) after you receive your award letter then you will need to continue to section number two.
2) Call Medicare. 1-800-633-4227 a) Find out if you already have medicare and if you are paying a co-pay each month. b) If you do have it, ask if it is part A & B. If not you want your full medicare activated. c) Let them know you want to apply for medicare waiver if you need any live in aid help.
3) Call Medicaid. Look in phone book for number or online. I don't have one for you as this is state regulated. a) Tell them you want them to make your co-pay for medicare. You want all the benefits you qualify for. They will take your application over the phone. If your household income is too high then you will be denied. The good news is they should still pay your copayment. b) Ask if they will pay retro-active for your medicare deductible co-pay.
4) Call Social Security. 1-800-772-1213 a) Ask them to review your disability and make sure you have received all of your entitled benefits (money) from SSD and SSI. b) Ask them to send you your statement of earnings (you will need this). c) Ask if you are on the best program payment wise. (in other word, are you getting paid the most on the program you are on).
5) Call the rehabilitation services number that you got from medicare. a) Tell them you want to apply for in-home health care. Explain that you want to appoint your own caregiver, unless you would rather use a service. b) Just so you know, you will need a written letter from your doctor stating you need an in-home caregiver if you are in need of these services.

Good Luck to you and I hope this should clear up all misconceptions the government fails to tell you. The best results are achieved by those who don't give up. I know from experience, that if you follow all of these steps you will learn how to the benefits you need and deserve. Remember the more informed you are the better control you have over your benefits.

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Benefits, Government, How To, How To Articles, Ill Health, Injured, Lifetime Income, Senior Citizens, Social Security

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author avatar Joel'Nichole
I am a playwright at heart and I also love writing my novel. I have many interests and love to share my point of view with others. I can hit on some serious issues but i mostly love to be witty.

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author avatar Rose*
24th Dec 2013 (#)

This is a very useful checklist.

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author avatar Joel'Nichole
24th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Rose. If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask. Happy Holidays to you and yours! Joel'Nichole

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