Camp Springs, Maryland
Social Security Disability Attorney in Camp Springs, Maryland
Get the Disability Benefits To Which You Are Entitled With The Help of a Disability Lawyer
Back pay from an approved social security disability claim can be a long time coming, but can also be the saving grace for a family who has been struggling financially due to a lost income because of a disability. How is back pay calculated and when does it begin? The bad news is it may be two years before you see any retroactive disability benefits, but the good news is once your claim is approved, you are entitled to back pay depending on when you filed.
The SSA Offices for Camp Springs, Maryland are located:
6110 Allentown Road
Suitland, MD 20746-4552
Or call the Social Security Administration's national toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213.
The two factors that determine back pay for social security disability benefits are A) the date at which you become unable to engage in gainful employment activity due to a disabling condition or illness, and B) the date on which you file your disability claim. Technically, you may receive up to 12 months of disability back pay, however there is a 5 month waiting period for disability benefits for which you are not paid.
If your initial disability claim is denied and the appeal process is initiated, you may be entitled to a substantial amount, since the appeal process can take months, or in some cases, even years. Parts of the country have a backlog of disability claims, and some people have to wait as long as two years for a hearing. Others have been lucky enough to be approved in the first month, but in these cases, no back pay is forthcoming because of the five month waiting period and the date disability is determined. It is confusing and frustrating, but a disability lawyer can clear up many of your questions regarding back pay disability benefits.
Camp Springs, Maryland Disability Benefits
It is important for Camp Springs residents to file their disability claims as soon as your job is lost due to a disabling condition, illness, or injury. Since the filing and appeal process can take so long because of many factors, immediate filing can help cut down on the wait time. Gathering comprehensive medical records and doctor’s statements can also add to the length of time it takes for a claim to be process, although an experienced disability attorney can help you get this information together.
Many Camp Springs residents give up on their claims once they’ve been denied on the initial application. This is a mistake. Disability Examiners are only the first of many officials of the SSA to evaluate a claim. With the proper documentation, the appeal process should be utilized to get the disability benefits to which you’ve contributed over the years and to which you are entitled. Your disability lawyer can guide you through the process and help you get the disability benefits you deserve.
Free or Reduced Cost Medical Care
The wait can be long and financial stresses severe. Medical care can often be restricted because of financial concerns, but these Camp Springs facilities offer free or reduced cost services:
5001 Silver Hill Road, 2nd Floor
Upper Marlboro, MD 20746
Greater Baden Medical Services
9440 Pennsylvania Ave.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Other Camp Springs Services and Disability Benefits
Other local Camp Springs agencies offer help for those dealing with a disabling condition or illness. These include:
ICAC-Oxen Hill Food Pantry
4915 Saint Barnabas Road, Temple Hills MD
1375 H Street Northeast
Prince George County Social Services
4235 28th Avenue
Temple Hills, MD
Our office represents clients in Camp Springs, Suitland, Forestville, District Heights, Temple Hills, Capitol Heights, Seat Pleasant, Andrews Air Force Base, Oxon Hill, Hyattsville, Clinton, Edmonston, Bladensburg, Brentwood, Fort Washington, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, Upper Marlboro, Riverdale, Cheltenham, University Park and surrounding areas.