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Article provided by: National Disability Benefits, All Right Reserved
Hundreds of thousands of people in the State of Delaware receive disability payments each year. The average Delaware State disability payment for people who are permanently disabled and unable to work fulltime is $1,120. However, it is not always easy to receive national disability benefits.
What is the request for reconsideration?
Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) receives millions of applications each year, approximately two-thirds of the applications are denied during the first stages of the application process. The National Disability Benefits works to ensure eligible disabled people get their disability benefits.
People whose applications are denied during the initial stages of the process have to go through the time consuming and complicated appeal process. However, appealing does not necessarily guarantee approval of the disability benefits. Fortunately, the majority of applicants who obtain disability hearings are usually awarded benefits. On the downside, it may take up to a year for Delaware state disability applicants to have their day in court.
Obtaining a hearing
At National Disability Benefits, we work to ensure applicants obtain hearings before administrative judges as soon as possible. The excessive backlog of cases causes the wait time. The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) determine the schedule of disability hearings. Your location will determine the ODAR office that will schedule your hearing and the length of time it will take to have your hearing scheduled.
What medical conditions qualify for disability benefits?
You are eligible for social security benefits if:
- You have a medical condition that is considered severe
- The condition prevents you from engaging in gainful work or employment
- Have a medical condition that has lasted for or will last for more than twelve months
If you have a medical condition that will last longer than twelve months, you do not necessarily have to wait for twelve months to file a claim for disability benefits. In other words, you can apply for social security benefits provided your physical or mental conditions prevents you from working or getting gainful employment. You can apply for social security benefits even if you do not have sufficient work credits.
In many cases, disability applications cite multiple conditions. Many of the applications that the National Disability benefits deal with cite multiple conditions, both physical and mental. We often advise applicants to list all the conditions they have to help the adjudicator determine whether or not the applicant can engage in meaningful work.
The Social Security system regularly reviews disability recipients to determine if they are still eligible for disability payments. Two main factors determine the eligibility of people for ongoing disability payments: work activity and health improvement.
The Social Security Administration maintains a file of people on disability payments and often reviews their details to determine if they are still eligible for benefits. The reviews are referred to as social security disability reviews. The reviews rely on medical diary dates to make determinations.
There are three main categories of the medical diary dates:
- Improvement likely: Reviews are done before three years
- Improvement possible: Reviews are done after three years
- No improvement possible: Reviews are done every seven years or more
The National Disability Benefits has many resources for Delaware State Disability applicants. Browse our pages for more helpful resources.
Are you curious to know if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? If eligible, you could get up to $2,788 a month and get the financial compensation you need.
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