When To File For Social Security Disability Benefits

It is sometimes difficult to know exactly when to file for Social Security Disability benefits.  This is because in order to qualify for benefits you must have a disability that has lasted or is expected to last at least one year.

In many instances, an accident or injury occurs but the severity of the injury and/or duration of the disability is unknown.

If there is even a possibility that the disability will last a year and could meet the Social Security Administration’s criteria, it could never hurt to file an application for benefits.

More often than not, applications are filed at a later date as it can take several months for the claimant to realize that he or she is going to be out of work for much longer than expected.

If you have questions about the Social Security Disability process, we would be happy to speak to you.