Benefits for Adults with Disabilities

The Social Security Administration created a universal document that is used in order to determine whether a person is eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Taking age groups into consideration, the Administration wrote two specific sections for adult and child disabilities. Each section lists important information about disablements and how people can apply for disability benefits.

As defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA), adults must be over the age of 18 in order to be eligible to receive potential disability benefits. In fact, there are specific sections in the Blue Book that directly address adult disablements. Within each section, there is a brief explanation of the disablement, prerequisites that are required to receive benefits, and how to apply for an application. In a few sections, the Administration advices applicants on how to deal with a denied claim. For example, an individual may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on their financial situation. In other cases, the applicant can apply for a medical vocational allowance.

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, adults will be required to provide six important documents that confirm their eligibility. Medical evidence is required to be approved and certified by medical officials. Also, medical documentation must prove that there is an existence of an impairment. This will be determined by the SSA and whether it correlates to their definition of the disablement. Then, the Administration will consider all the information to determine the severity of the person’s condition. For adults, the most important deciding factor will be whether the person can work and function normally. Generally, people with disablements are unable to acquire a financially stable job. As a result, they may not have a steady income to provide for themselves and their family. This scenario is common for many disabled Americans. As a result, the Social Security Administration reviews an applicant’s information and determines if they are eligible to receive Social Security benefits from their loss of wages.

In addition, the applicant will have to submit a personal report that confirms their disablement and any issues that arise from their condition. If the SSA decides that an individual’s medical information is inadequate or insufficient, they will require consultative examinations. As a result, that person will submit their examination report to the SSA for another evaluation of their information. Finally, a list of reported evidence relating to the condition is necessary to determine Social Security benefits. This documentation will support an applicant’s medical history of their condition. Providing all the required information will ensure that the Social Security Administration will offer the Social Security Disability benefits that the person deserves.

At O’Connor Law, we believe that people with a certified disablement are entitled to the rightful Social Security Disability benefits that they deserve. Our trusted team of attorneys has years of professional experience with Social Security Disability cases. If you or someone you know applied for Social Security Disability benefits and have been denied by the SSA, please contact our firm for more information on how we can help with your case.

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