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Whether or not to file for Social Security Disability in Missouri



 
I've come across this one particular sentiment many times over the last few years: "It's getting harder and harder for me to work and I've thought about filing for disability, but I don't know if I should and I don't know how to get started."

Getting started on a Social Security Disability claim in Missouri is easy enough and simply etails contacting the social security administration (generally by calling a local social security office) and requesting an appointment for a disability application interview.

Getting past the emotional roadblock of whether or not to file for disability is a different thing altogether. Applying for disability can be intimidating for several reasons.

First of all, for anyone who is not familiar with the federal system (which would be anyone who has not worked in it), it can easily seem overbearing and over-complicated. But the emotional roadblock is more than that. For many, the decision to finally establish a disability claim is a signal of defeat, and an acknowledgement and acceptance of a very difficult road ahead. And it's for this reason, I believe, that many potential applicants continually put off the decision to file.

Resources:

1. Getting started and disability application requirements
2. Tips for starting a disability claim
3. How Do I Apply For Disability, first step getting started
4. Social Security Disability and SSI Applications

Here's the advice I would give any individual who's physical or mental condition is making it difficult to work and earn and substantial and gainful income (this is defined by the social security administration as SGA, a dollar amount that changes year by year): file for disability and get your application in line, so to speak.

Because, truthfully, with growing backlogs at all levels of the disability system (from the initial claim through to the disability hearing level), the wait for a disability determination will only grow longer over time.








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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.

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