October is Disability Awareness Month
October is a month of several special observations, one of the most notable being Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the pink ribbons and walk-for-the-cure events that come with it. October is also Disability Awareness Month. It’s a good time to spread the word about disabilities of which the general public is not avidly aware but that impact the lives of everyday people.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is working diligently to improve disability awareness through transparency of data. We reported previously on the new online data resources, state disability fact sheets and national disability issue paper, that shed light on the real facts and figures of disability in America. The SSA’s Faces and Facts of Disability website puts real stories of disabled workers in the spotlight, showing that disability can be a part of everyday life.
One thing to remember about the Social Security disability programs is that they target the most severely disabled individuals. They do not offer partial or temporary benefits, and therefore the requirements to qualify for disability benefits are very strict. This means that thousands of claims are denied every year, and yours may be one of them.
There Are Disability Advocates Out there Waiting to Help You
Disability Help Group can assist severely disabled individuals who qualify for benefits appeal a claim denial. Sometimes a denial is simply due to missing paperwork or evidence, and our disability advocates are here to help you gather and resubmit your application for disability benefits. If you need to appeal before an Administrative Law Judge, we can help you prepare and present your case.
If your application for benefits was denied and you are looking to appeal the decision, contact us online or call us at 1-(800)-800-3332.