Many people don’t realize that they may be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits even if they caused their own injuries. Social Security Disability is a No-Fault based program, how you became sick or injured makes no difference, if you can no longer work full time that’s all that matters.
If you get hurt in an accident that was your fault your future may not look so bright. If you can’t go back to work who is going to help you? Your auto insurance has very limited work loss coverage if any. Don’t wait to file for Social Security Disability, if you recover from your injuries within a year then you will not be eligible for benefits and you can withdraw your claim, this happens all the time, better safe than sorry!
What if you don’t recover and still can’t work full time? If you applied when you got hurt, well now you have a full year head start to get the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits you are entitled to. Applying for Social Security Disability is easy you can even do it online.
Most applications are denied by Social Security at the initial and reconsideration stage. You will have to ask for a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in order to get a full and thorough review of your case. The wait to get a hearing is unfortunately a long one, for an estimated time frame in your area visit the Social Security Administration website.
Brooks Law Group, P.A. has a dedicated Social Security Disability Office and Staff to help you get the benefits you deserve. We are here to help and are happy to answer questions you may have, and at no cost, call us today. 1-888-WE MEAN IT.
And if you were hurt in an accident that was NOT your fault, well we can help with that as well. We are a helping hurt people firm, that’s what we do, and we MEAN BUSINESS.