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How does the Social Security Administration handle claims?

Social Security is more than a safety net for aging Americans. The fund can also be the source of necessary financial help if someone is disabled or otherwise unable to work. The benefits can help people keep their homes and livelihoods, but the process of getting them can be long and confusing. Fortunately, the beginning of the process is relatively simple, and there are sources of help when applicants run into delays or problems.

Get help filing for Social Security Disability in Indiana

Nearly 9 million Americans who can't work because of a medical condition receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to help replace lost income. However, making a claim isn't easy, and its granting isn't automatic. But Indiana residents shouldn't be pessimistic. You have paid for this insurance through your payroll taxes, and you are entitled to it. You will have to make a case to receive it, however.

Why would your Social Security Disability claim be denied?

After waiting for months for a decision on your Social Security Disability claim, the last thing you want to receive is a letter saying that your claim was denied. Unfortunately, it happens frequently, even to people who are genuinely disabled.

Starting an Indiana disability claim

When we are able-bodied, the prospect of becoming disabled in the future is never something that we seriously consider. However, disability is a very common thing and something that happens to many of us. In fact, research has estimated that 25 percent of people currently in their 20s will become disabled before the age of 67.

Reasons for a Social Security Disability denial

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides important support to disabled Americans. Many of them wouldn't be able to live independent lives if it weren't for this vital financial aid. However, it isn't always easy getting approved for Social Security Disability (SSD). Countless applications are denied every year.

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