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How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

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Social Security Disability is a vital source of income for people who are unable to work because of an injury or medical condition. Applying for SSD can be a drawn-out and complicated process, but it is well worth it in order for someone in need of benefits to support themselves or their families.

In order to apply for disability benefits, you must first find out if your particular injury or illness makes you eligible. The basic categories for eligibility are musculoskeletal problems (such as back injuries); cardiovascular problems (such as heart failure or coronary artery disease); respiratory problems (such as asthma or COPD); vision or hearing loss; and certain types of mental illnesses.

There is a great deal of information available online that can help you determine if you are eligible for benefits – but some of the most reliable resources can be found on the official Social Security website. In some cases you may be able to actually submit your application online – or you can visit your local Social Security office to apply in person.

Unfortunately, it is quite common for people to be denied SSD benefits. In fact, it is estimated that 70 percent of applicants are denied the first time they apply. This is often due to failure to submit all of the information needed; or when the applicant did not follow their doctor’s treatment protocol; or when the applicant makes too much money to be eligible.

If You Were Denied Social Security Disability Benefits, Contact Us for Help

Morrow, Gates & Morrow offers attorneys who are very knowledgeable and experienced in handling SSD claims. If you were denied benefits, contact us today at (337) 942-6529 for assistance. Having a Social Security benefits attorney to help you prepare documents and/or file your claim – or file an appeal – can greatly increase your chances of getting SSD benefits.


Was your disability claim denied? Contact us for help.

If your Social Security disability claim was denied, the attorneys at Morrow, Gates and Morrow can help you file an appeal. We have extensive experience in dealing with disability claims and can greatly increase your chances of getting your claim approved.

Disclaimer: The blog posts from Morrow, Gates & Morrow consist of hypothetical scenarios, opinions and generic information. These scenarios are in no way meant to assess blame on any party in real-life situations and are presented for informational purposes only.

Our Social Security Disability Attorney

Stephen M Morrow, Sr, Social Security Disability Attorney

Contact us right away by phone (337) 942-6529 if you have been denied Social Security Disability.

Regardless of the reason that you were denied, your chances of getting approved will be much better if you have a Louisiana Social Security disability attorney. Morrow, Gates& Morrow, LLC., located in Opelousas, LA will help you prepare the documents you need to file for Social Security. They can also help you file an appeal.

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