If you’re disabled, one of the most burning questions on your mind likely has to do with how long you must wait before applying for disability benefits. After all, that’s money you deserve, that you’ve earned throughout your lifetime of dedicated hard work. That’s why, our Social Security disability attorneys at Esper Aiello Law Group have taken the time to carefully lay out everything you need to know about claiming disability benefits below. So please, read on for more information about the right time to apply for disability benefits, as well as how long may be too long.
When Can You Apply?
As far as when you can apply, the good news is there really is no time frames or stipulations. So long as you do in fact have a genuine, qualifying disability that is either terminal, or predicted to cause significant challenges that prevent you from working for at least one year, you can apply at any time. Just to be clear, however, you still must fall within the other requirements of obtaining disability benefits, like making sure your income does not exceed the “substantial gainful activity” (SGA) defined by the Social Security Administration. For 2020, this will mean $1,260 for most individuals, and $2,110 for “statutorily blind” persons.
Why Is Waiting Too Long Such A Bad Idea?
If you want to start receiving your benefits as soon as possible, you have to actually put forth the effort to apply as early as possible. Plus, the longer you wait, the more drawn out the process will inevitably be while your condition is scrutinized and they wonder why you didn’t apply sooner. Another thing you have to consider is being rejected. Whether you deserve it or not, it’s very common for applicants to be denied, even several times, for seemingly no reason. Then, when you consider just how many people apply for benefits daily, it becomes even clearer that the longer you wait to apply, the more likely you are to end up waiting even longer throughout your acquisition process.
What You Can Do To Speed Up The Process
If you’re ready to start receiving your benefits, and you want to hurry the process along as much as possible, your best option is to entrust Social Security disability attorneys with your case. Our attorneys, for instance, will get all your paperwork and medical records together, and make sure everything gets exactly where it needs to go – and we’ll always do so for zero upfront expense. All you have to do is trust Esper Aiello Law Group. Call us, today, at 313.964.4900 or fill out the form in the sidebar or on our contact page, and learn more about how we can help you.