Presumptive disability is computed depending on financial needs, just like other SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits. Presumptive payments can be made up to a maximum of six months as you wait for the disability decision. Usually, the payments start after the month, or within the month, the State Disability Determination Agency or the local Social Security office makes the disability finding. Even if a formal decision isn't made, payment ceases after six months. If you think your SSI claim qualifies you for presumptive disability benefits, we at National Disability Benefits can help. It's crucial to apply for the benefits immediately because every day you delay the application process is a day you miss out on benefits.
Presumptive Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) was made law in 1956 to help people with disabilities across the 50 states. The SSDI is governed by the Social Security Administration, commonly known as SSA, and provides income for people with no employment due to disability. However, applying for the benefits can be a lengthy process; thus, the SSA sometimes pays Supplemental Security Income temporarily to those considered to have a presumptive disability.
SSI payments are made when the SSA has evidence showing an applicant is disabled but need more proof to make a final decision. You may be eligible for presumptive disability benefits if you have total deafness/blindness, leg amputation at the hip, stroke (making it hard to walk or use your hands), HIV or AIDS, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, or end-stage renal disease.
You can also qualify for presumptive disability benefits if you have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) or spinal cord injuries that lead to the use of bilateral hand-held assistive devices or a walker.
How Do I Apply for Presumptive Disability Benefits?
You can apply for presumptive disability benefits today by visiting your nearest SSA office and filing an SSI application. In some instances, the officers at your local SSA office will make presumptive disability determinations almost right away. Still, on other occasions, the Disability Determination Services (DDS) may opt to conduct further investigations before making a formal decision. The DDS can also make presumptive disability determinations even for conditions that are not included above.
Over 60 percent of Americans filing for disability get their first claim denied—some for late submission and others over a simple error on their application. While the laws around the Social Security disability application process might be intricate, you stand a higher chance of getting your application approved if you seek professional help.
A Professional and Understanding Partner for Your Social Security Disability Needs
At National Disability Benefits, our primary goal is helping you navigate the social security disability world with ease. Most Americans do not know the disability payments they are entitled to, which further adds to their financial distress. With us as your presumptive disability benefits partner, you can avoid the delays witnessed in the application process and move on with your life knowing your financial needs have been met. For a free disability evaluation, call us today to talk to one of us directly on +1-833-610-1222.