Common Social Security Disability questions

| Sep 29, 2020 | SSDI, Uncategorized |

In your mind, there’s no denying the fact that you should receive Social Security Disability benefits. However, as you learn more about the process, you come to find that things aren’t as simple as you thought.

Not only are you required to provide detailed information, but you’re likely to have nagging questions that require your attention.

Fortunately, when you have a clear idea of what’s expected of you and how the process will unwind, it’s easier to get on the right path. Here are some of the most common Social Security Disability questions:

  • When should you apply for benefits?
  • Is it possible to receive Social Security Disability and unemployment benefits at the same time?
  • Are you able to file a claim for Social Security Disability benefits without an attorney?
  • Do you have to receive treatment from a physician in order to apply for and receive Social Security Disability benefits?
  • What happens if you discontinue treatment with your medical team?
  • Is a consultative exam all you need in order to obtain the medical proof necessary to receive Social Security Disability benefits?
  • What happens if you file an incomplete disability claim?
  • What steps can you take to appeal a denial?
  • What does the disability hearing entail and how can you prepare yourself for success?
  • Are you familiar with the forms that are required in order to have your Social Security Disability application reviewed?


All of these questions have an answer, however, no two people are in the same situation.

For example, the steps you take to appeal a denial isn’t likely to be the exact same as the next person. The approach you take is based on the reason for your denial and the information you can provide to have it overturned.

Do your best to answer these Social Security Disability questions as soon as possible. Doing so will clear the air while providing a better idea of what comes next.

If you’re lucky, you’ll receive an approval and your benefits will begin to arrive in your bank account. But if this doesn’t happen, learn more about your legal rights. Don’t stop until you receive all the benefits you deserve.