Let a Ottumwa Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsIf you are out of work because of an injury or serious illness, you know how difficult it can be physically. You also know how hard it can be to keep up with your medical bills and other household expenses without a consistent source of income. Did you know that the Social Security Administration offers benefits to help people with disabilities? For thousands of Americans every year, those disability benefits are a main source of income to help families make ends meet.
Applying for SSD (social security disability) or SSI (supplemental security income) benefits can be done in one of several ways – in person at a local SSA branch office, over the phone via the national toll-free hotline or on the Internet at the SSA website. Another option to begin the SSD/SSI application is by contacting a qualified social security disability lawyer. Hiring a trained SSD/SSI attorney can help you avoid much of the hassle involved in filing for disability benefits and significantly increases your chances of winning the case.
Keep in mind that a large majority of disability benefits applications are initially denied. If that happens with your case, you have the option to appeal the decision, something that an experienced disability advocate can assist you with.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Ottumwa, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
Ottumwa, IA 52501-2124
This office also serves clients in Agency, Kirkville, Chillicothe, Blakesburg, Eldon, Rose Hill, Floris, Hedrick, Batavia, Fremont, Cedar and surrounding areas.
Located in southeastern Iowa, the city of Ottumwa is dissected by the Des Moines River. The city's economy was once built around coal mining. In fact, coal mining was such a major part of the area that the Coal Palace was built as an exhibition center. Unfortunately today in Wapello County nearly 8,000 people live with disabilities . If you are part of that number, you could qualify for social security disability benefits.
To qualify for social security benefits, you must prove to the satisfaction of the Social Security Administration that you are disabled. However that does not mean that you must have a permanent disability. In fact, there is no set standard for how disabled a person must be for eligibility. Each case is evaluated individually and is determined by a number of factors, including age and prior occupation. Applicants who are closer to retirement age are more likely to have their benefits claims accepted. But that does not mean that younger workers are automatically excluded. Much of that will depend on the type of injury and how it affects them in their everyday work.
If you are awarded your SSD or SSI benefits, it is not necessarily for life. If you recover from your injury or illness and are able to go back to work, your disability benefits could be withdrawn. The Social Security Administration may periodically check your medical records to determine if you are still disabled. If the SSA believes that you can go back to work, they may take away your benefits. If you disagree with their decision, you have the choice to file an appeal or you can reapply altogether. Your disability benefits advocate can describe all of your options and suggest what the best course of action may be.
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