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  • Do benefits change from month to month?

    Not unless your income changes. Because SSI benefits are determined by deducting your income from a federal rate, your benefits will decrease if your income increases. SSD benefits are determined by your past work, so it is less likely that these benefits will change during your disability.

     

  • What if I don't agree with the date they say my disability started?

    You can appeal. If you feel that you are entitled to benefits starting from an earlier time than the SSA determined, contact an attorney to begin the appeals process. Some claimants are awarded more benefits because they can provide more or better documentation for their conditions.

     

  • How do I know if/when I will get benefits?

    After you apply for benefits, you will have to wait a few months to get a decision. Whether the Social Security Administration approved or denied your benefits, you will receive a letter in the mail stating their decision. The SSA begins paying benefits in the sixth month after a person's disability starts; this date is included in the letter sent to your home.

     

  • How soon after I return from service do I need to contact my employer about reemployment?

    The amount of time between completion of military service and return to civilian employment depends on the length of service. If you served for less than 31 days, you must return to work during the next regularly scheduled work period on the first full day after release from service. The employer must take into account the safe travel home and an eight-hour rest period for the employee prior to return. 

    For service longer than 30 days but less than 181 days, the service member has up to 14 days from release from military service to apply for reemployment. If the service member served longer than 180 days, he or she has up to 90 days from release from service to apply for reemployment. 
     

     

  • How does the Social Security Administration verify my financial and medical information?

    When you apply for benefits, you will be asked to sign a document (either in person or online) that lets the Social Security Administration get records from your doctor. To verify your financial information, you may need to give the SSA copies of your tax returns or bank statements. 

  • What can I do if I don't agree with Social Security's decision about my disability benefits?

    Appeal. As soon as you get the notice of denial, start the appeal process by calling an attorney at the Coye Law Firm to help you. You have 60 days to notify the SSA that you'd like to appeal their decision, so you have no time to waste. 

    The attorneys of the Coye Law Disability Center want to guide you through the disability process. If your claim has been denied, you need someone to fight for you and work within the Social Security Administration's complex appeals process. Call us today for a free consultation. 

     

  • Should I apply for Supplemental Security Income or Disability Insurance Benefits (also known as SSD)?

    If you live on low income and limited resources, apply for SSI. If you have worked long enough to earn the needed work credits, apply for SSD. Review the requirements before you apply so that your application and wait time is not wasted. 

    The attorneys of the Coye Law Disability Center want to guide you through the disability process. If your claim has been denied, you need someone to fight for you and work within the Social Security Administration's complex appeals process. Call us today for a free consultation.

     

  • Can I file an application on behalf of my husband, wife, child, or other relative?

    Yes. When you apply online, you can indicate whether or not the person you are representing is with you. If they are with you, they can sign the application electronically. If they are not with you, they can sign it later, usually through a form sent to them in the mail. All disability applicants are entitled to have a friend, family member, advocate, or an attorney represent their interests. 

    The attorneys of the Coye Law Disability Center want to guide you through the disability process. If your claim has been denied, you need someone to fight for you and work within the Social Security Administration's complex appeals process. Call us today for a free consultation. 

     

  • Do I need to see a doctor before I apply for benefits?

    Not necessarily. If you are unable to see a doctor for your disabling illness, injury, or condition, you can still apply for benefits. The application process is faster when you can provide documentation for your ailment, but some people may not be able to afford a doctor's visit. If the Social Security Administration requires you to visit a doctor before they authorize benefits, they will pay for the exam. 

    The attorneys of the Coye Law Disability Center want to guide you through the disability process. If your claim has been denied, you need someone to fight for you and work within the Social Security Administration's complex appeals process. Call us today for a free consultation. 

  • How long does it take to hear a decision about my application?

    Three to five months. You will receive a letter in the mail letting you know whether or not your benefits were approved or denied. To check the status of your application, you can look it up online or call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. 

    The attorneys of the Coye Law Disability Center want to guide you through the disability process. If your claim has been denied, you need someone to fight for you and work within the Social Security Administration's complex appeals process. Call us today for a free consultation.