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How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
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Disability Attorneys- Will they do your forms for you?



 
What services do Social Security Disability attorneys and non-attorney representatives provide for their clients? Some Social Security Disability attorneys and non-attorney representatives help their clients file their initial claim. However, most attorneys and non-attorney representatives do not get involved with Social Security Disability claims until the appeal process. What do I mean by disability appeals process?

If your initial disability claim is denied, you can file an appeal to disagree with the decision made by the state disability-processing agency. This is the agency that handles decision-making on Social Security Disability and SSI claims (usually called DDS, or disability determination services) and this is where your claim is sent after it is has been taken in a local social security office. The state disability agency is also where disability examiners, the individuals who are assigned to process disability claims, are located.



There are three levels of appeal within the Social Security Disability process; reconsideration, hearings appeal, and appeals council review (there is an appeal step that involves federal district court but this is not part of the social security administration).

Your attorney or non-attorney representative generally fills out all of the appeals forms for you. However, your representative may send you disability medical forms and medical release forms to fill out and return to them. Of course, some attorneys and non-attorney representatives fill out the paper work for their clients, if necessary.

Since Social Security is moving towards a total electronic disability file, it may be more advantageous for you or your representative to file your Social Security Disability forms online on the Social Security Administration website. In the future, entire initial disability claims and disability appeals may be done online, although that is not possible at this time.








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These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

Permanent Social Security Disability

What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?

Who is eligible for SSI disability?

Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?

What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?

Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?









For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.