If you are disabled, you will likely want to receive your SSDI benefits sooner rather than later. If you do not receive your benefits promptly, you may find it more difficult to pay for your medical expenses and other bills that you would normally pay with your wages. To avoid delays in your SSDI benefits, you'll want to speak with your SSDI attorney about what options are available.
Depending on the condition you suffer from, you might be entitled to a compassionate allowance. This will allow you to speed up your benefits if you are suffering from a particular condition such as:
- A neurodegenerative disease
- A genetic condition
- An immune system disorder
There are other conditions that can allow for a compassionate allowance such as if you are in danger of becoming homeless, if you have an infant that is at stake, if your condition is considered terminal, if you suffered the disability while on duty as a veteran, or if you are suffering from a serious physical or mental disability.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a computer to automatically detect those who are eligible. However, the computer might not identify you and you may need to fill out an application. If this is the case, you will want to speak with an SSDI attorney who can assist you in filling out your application.
Normally, you will receive payments in a few months. However, in some cases, you may be able to qualify for presumptive disability payments. Then, you will receive payments even if you have not yet been approved. However, if you are not approved later, you may be required to pay back the SSA.
The program for fast-tracking your SSDI benefits comes with complex rules. Therefore, you will want to speak with an SSDI attorney about how you can protect your rights and explain to you how the claims process works.
If you do not understand how the claims process works, consider hiring a Social Security Disability lawyer. The attorney will not bill you until you receive your benefits. Once you receive your benefits, the attorney will be there to help you if you feel that your condition has improved and are wondering if you will still be entitled to them. Even if you suffer from a serious disability, there might be a chance that you will recover and whether or not you will still be entitled to benefits is complicated.