10 Jul What you need to know about Social Security Disability | Lake Charles, LA
If you have qualified to receive disability benefits under Social Security, there are, along with your rights, some responsibilities that must be met in order to effectively move the process along.
For starters, let’s address the question of when you will be receiving payment for your disability. Under the law, Social Security disability benefits may only be received after five full months of disability. The social security disability eligibility notice will tell you how much your disability benefit will be and when your payments will begin. However, payments described in the eligibility notice are not necessarily permanent. Your case will be reviewed periodically to make sure you are still disabled and unable to work. In fact, you are responsible for informing Social Security of any of the following:
- A change in your ability to work
- If you return to work
- If your medical condition improves
If you feel an incorrect decision has been made as to your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits, you have the right to appeal the decision. Keep in mind however, this appeal must be written and delivered to any Social Security office within 60 days of the date you received the letter informing you of the decision as to your eligibility for benefits.
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