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Can I Accept Financial Help While Applying SSDI?

February 23, 2019

If you’re sick or injured and no longer able to work, it can be a significant strain on your finances. In addition to healing, you also face the stress of ongoing financial responsibilities, and the approval process for Social Security Disability (SSDI) can be long and tedious.

Fortunately, accepting financial help from friends or family is acceptable, even after you’ve been approved for benefits. SSDI is not need-based, so it isn’t affected by unearned income.

What if My Spouse or Family Member Earns Income?

The main criteria in SSDI is an established work history. Your benefits are based on your previous earned income and what you’ve paid into Social Security taxes to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Because of this, you can still qualify for disability independent of your household income.

How Can an Attorney Help With Applying SSDI?

Social Security disability applications can be challenging, making it difficult to understand your rights and requirements. An attorney can help you through this process and advocate for you to be sure you get what you’re entitled to.

Here are some of the services an SSI attorney can provide:

  • File thorough, persuasive applications.
  • Obtain medical records and evidentiary support for claims.
  • File timely appeals upon denial.
  • Expedite claims in certain circumstances.
  • Ensure you get the benefits you deserve.

Looking for an SSI Attorney?

When you hire a lawyer to handle your Social Security disability claim can, it can take a huge weight off your shoulders and help you get the benefits you’re entitled to. Decker Law Office has handled numerous disability cases with SSA, so contact us today for your free consultation!