Moving From Short-Term Disability To SSDI
It is not unusual for a person with a serious impairment to start out on short-term disability, only to learn that returning to work will take longer than expected…or might not be possible at all.
If you or a loved one must move onto long-term disability through your employer’s or individual disability insurance plan, it is important to begin the process of filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits at the same time?
Why File For SSDI?
Even if you are not presently obligated to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, it can make your provider much easier to work with if he or she sees you are doing due diligence, even if you do not obtain benefits at your hearing. It is more likely that your carrier will continue to pay long-term benefits, and in many cases, it is in fact obligatory and is expressed in the contractual information for long-term disability plans.
When filing this application, it is extremely beneficial to obtain a skilled lawyer to help ensure that you make the optimal moves for long-term financial well-being.
You will not become eligible for SSDI benefits until you have been unable to work for a minimum of 12 months due to your disability. You will want to have met the required time criteria when your SSDI claim comes up for review, so you will qualify for past benefits immediately.
Kissimmee Short-Term Disability Lawyer
Long- and short-term Social Security Disability claims attorney J. Michael Matthews, in Longwood, Florida, has been assisting people in the Orlando metropolitan areas with their SSDI claims for more than 40 years. Our team is ready to help you take the ideal steps toward obtaining benefits if you are currently receiving short- or long-term disability payments and are seeking to apply for SSDI benefits.
Because we put a premium on hands-on representation and fully understanding our clients’ situations, we are ready to understand all issues you are dealing with and to do everything possible to put our experience to work in securing a best-possible outcome.