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If your condition affects your work ability in South Carolina, file for disability




 
If an illness or injury (of a physical or mental nature) is impairing your ability to work and earn what the social security administration refers to as a substantial and gainful income, then you may wish to consider filing for disability benefits.

Disability applications fall into two categories: social security disability and supplemental security income benefits, otherwise known as SSI disability.

Resources:

1. How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go to apply?
2. How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
3. How do you get an SSI disability application and Claim started?
4. What medical conditions can you apply for?

Which benefit you will be eligible for will depend on whether you have paid enough into the social security system to be considered "insured".

Disability applications for individuals in South Carolina who are insured will be taken in the SSD (social security disability) program and individuals who have not worked enough to either become insured or stay insured (you can lose your insured status if you have large gaps in your work history) will be taken in the SSI program.

Are disability applications treated differently in the two programs. No, they are not. In fact, both types of disability applications are indistinguishable in how they are processed. For both SSD and SSI, disability applications are taken at local social security offices and are then sent to state disability agencies (usually called DDS, or disability determination services) where medical records are gathered and evaluated for the purpose of rendering a decision on a disability claim.

When should you file for disability? Probably as soon as you feel your condition has become severe enough to affect your ability to support yourself. Should you seek representation for your disability case? Typically, most claimants would be advised to find representation at the point at which their case is heard by an administrative law judge at a disability hearing. However, most disability attorneys will usually offer free consultations to claimants who have been denied, have a pending claim, or are simply considering whether or not to file a disability claim with the social security administration.








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  • SSDRC Homepage:

    Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center



    The Most Basic questions about Getting Disability Benefits

    Social Security Disability and SSI Back Pay Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work

    How long does it take for Social Security Disability or SSI?

    Social Security Disability SSI Awards and Award Notices




    Tips, Mistakes, How to Qualify, and How to Win Disability

    Tips and Advice for Social Security Disability and SSI Claims

    Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

    Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify for Disability Benefits

    Winning Social Security Disability or SSI, How to Win




    Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative

    What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials

    Social Security Disability and SSI Appeal Process - How to file appeals

    Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney




    Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits

    SSI Disability Benefits, Questions and Answers

    Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability

    Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children

    Disability Benefits through Social Security




    Information to start with regarding Disability Claims

    An Overview of Social Security Disability and SSI

    What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?

    The Disability Requirements to be eligible for SSD and SSI Benefits




    Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    Social Security Disability and SSI Applications

    Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions and Impairments

    Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records

    Filing your claim for disability benefits

    Eligibility for receiving disability benefits




    Resources on this site

    Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions

    Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI



    The SSDRC Disability Blog




    For Individuals living in North Carolina

    Disability in North Carolina

    North Carolina Disability Lawyer

    Getting disability in North Carolina








    Filing for disability in South Carolina

    If you File or apply for Disability in South Carolina

    How long does it take to get a disability decision in South Carolina?

    Where do you begin when applying for disability benefits in South Carolina?

    What to bring when applying for disability in South Carolina

    Applying for SSI Disability Benefits in South Carolina

    What happens after you apply for disability in South Carolina?

    If you file for disability in South Carolina and get denied




    South Carolina disability back pay benefits

    Social Security Disability Retroactive Benefits in South Carolina

    Getting Social Security Disability back pay in South Carolina




    South Carolina disability tips

    South Carolina Social Security Disability appeal tips

    How to apply for disability in South Carolina and get approved?

    How to get awarded disability in South Carolina

    How to qualify for disability in South Carolina




    South Carolina Disability Doctors

    Help Your Doctor Help You to Win disability in South Carolina

    A Disability Exam in South Carolina

    Social Security Disability DDS doctors in South Carolina




    Medical Conditions and SSD SSI in South Carolina

    You Must be Disabled for a Year to get disability in South Carolina

    Social Security Disability for Mental and Physical Problems in South Carolina

    List Mental Conditions on a Disability Application in South Carolina

    South Carolina disability applications and your condition




    Disability hearings in South Carolina

    Social Security Disability Hearing Decisions in South Carolina

    Disability Hearing in South Carolina offers a chance for winning benefits

    Disability hearing in South Carolina, what happens?




    Disability denials in South Carolina

    If you lose your disability case in South Carolina

    Social Security Disability appeals in South Carolina




    Disability appeals in South Carolina

    When a social security disability claim gets denied in South Carolina

    Should You Appeal Your Social Security Disability Denial in South Carolina?

    Appealing a denial of Social Security Disability in South Carolina




    Qualifying for disability in South Carolina

    Qualifying for Disability in South Carolina

    Who qualifies for disability in South Carolina?

    Will you get Approved for Disability in South Carolina?

    Disability cases to win in South Carolina




    Disability lawyers in South Carolina

    South Carolina Disability lawyer, hiring

    Using a Social Security Disability Attorney in South Carolina

    How to pick a disability lawyer in South Carolina

    Get a Good Disability Attorney or Disability Representative in South Carolina