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Alaska Social Security Disability Insurance
If you have had an illness or injury that has left you unable to work, the process of filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or other benefits programs may seem like another headache on top of it all. You do not have to go it alone. Alaska SSDI attorneys are there to help.
What Is SSDI?
SSDI is a program that provides financial assistance to people with disabilities who are unable to work. Social Security taxes fund SSDI. To qualify, you must have worked for a long enough time to have paid a certain amount of these taxes. You must have a condition that:
- Keeps you from doing the job you had before
- Keeps you from doing a different job
- Is expected to last at least a year or result in death
Some conditions automatically qualify. In many cases, you must prove need. This requires careful documenation. An SSDI lawyer can help you get a fair review.
How Do I Apply?
SSDI is a federal program. But approvals are done at the state level. You apply through Social Security (SSA). SSA forwards your file to Alaska Disability Determination Services (DDS). Alaska DDS is located in Anchorage. The office handles applications, as well as periodic reviews to determine if benefits should continue.
How Can an Alaska SSD Attorney Help?
SSDI is a federal program, but each state has its own rules. Partnering with an attorney who knows how the program works in your state can prove invaluable. An Alaska disability lawyer can help:
- Assess your case
- Determine if you qualify for SSDI or other benefits
- Ensure thorough applications
- File any appeals, if needed
Locate a Local SSDI Lawyer Today
If you are out of work due to disability, it is easy to get discouraged. Applying for benefits does not need to be another source of stress. An SSD attorney who knows the laws in your state can help. Even if you have already been turned down, you may be able to file an appeal. Call now to speak with an Alaska SSDI lawyer at 877-913-7222.