U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-23-2019, 12:23 PM
 
6 posts, read 3,248 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

I've been disabled since 2016. What is the easiest way to apply for SSDI? Thank you!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-23-2019, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
7,134 posts, read 3,973,572 times
Reputation: 17138
You can start your application on line. You donít need a lawyer... unless they deny your request and you want to appeal their decision.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
8,442 posts, read 11,257,152 times
Reputation: 12872
^^^^^^what they said
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2019, 02:10 PM
 
2,387 posts, read 1,198,302 times
Reputation: 9875
No, you don't need a lawyer to apply.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
41,265 posts, read 3,148,614 times
Reputation: 13556
No, you can fill out the forms yourself. Just make sure you don't miss any questions. The lawyers take a huge chunk. If you get denied, then maybe use one. Make sure you get the doctors disability assessment/signatures, in too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon coast
484 posts, read 516,687 times
Reputation: 1569
Apply online. Almost everyone gets denied the first time. Apply online again. If you get denied a second time, get a lawyer who specializes in SSDI. It will take a few years, but when you get approved you will get retroactive pay from when you first applied. Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2019, 04:23 PM
 
299 posts, read 119,584 times
Reputation: 628
The lawyer will take 25% up to a maximum of $6000. You don't need an attorney, but if you don't have one of the diagnosis listed on the impairment listing (https://www.ssa.gov/disability/profe...ltListings.htm) you may want to get an attorney to help you present your argument as strongly as possible.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2019, 05:02 PM
 
179 posts, read 95,892 times
Reputation: 560
My husband didn't need one and was granted SSDI on his initial application. He applied in April, received an approval letter a few months later and started to collect in September.

He did bring extensive medical records, answered all of the questions (it was extensive) and had to see one of their MDs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2019, 05:26 PM
 
17 posts, read 6,512 times
Reputation: 29
I applied online in mid March. Took me four hours to complete the application.
Nine weeks later I received the official letter that I was approved for disability.
I received two phone calls during that 9 weeks, first one was a couple of quick questions.
Second was about 1/2 hour long asking about details of my work experience.
I am 60 and was approved based upon my medical history of back problems and surgeries.
As mentioned above, I did initially call a law firm and was told to apply online and if denied then call them back and they'd file the appeal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2019, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
1,828 posts, read 817,749 times
Reputation: 4696
Quote:
Originally Posted by Babette12 View Post
I've been disabled since 2016. What is the easiest way to apply for SSDI? Thank you!
Why didn't you file in 2016?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top