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North Dakota Social Security Disability Insurance
Serious illness or injury can leave you reeling. If you are unable to work because of your medical condition, financial strain can add to your distress. Social Security Disability Insurance can provide some welcome relief. It can be tricky, however, to secure these benefits. A North Dakota disability attorney can help.
How Does SSDI Work?
When you pay Social Security tax, you are funding a number of programs that provide a “safety net” for workers. SSDI is one of them. It pays cash benefits to those who are unable to continue working due to severe mental or physical impairments. To qualify, you have to have worked long enough to pay a certain amount of Social Security tax. You also must have a disability that:
- Keeps you from working
- Is expected to last at least a year or result in death
Some medical conditions automatically qualify. Others are considered on a case-by-case basis. A North Dakota SSD attorney can help ensure you'll get a fair review. Some people may even qualify to collect past due benefits.
Who Decides Who Gets Benefits?
You apply for SSDI through the Social Security Administration (SSA). You can apply online, by phone, or in person at a local office. SSA forwards your file to a state agency to decide whether you get approved. In North Dakota, that agency is Disability Determination Services (DDS). North Dakota SSDI attorneys know the nuances of how the approval process works in your state.
What if You Are Turned Down?
Even if you have already been turned down for benefits, it is wise to consult with an SSD attorney. You may be able to file an appeal. Too much is at stake to not exhaust all of your options.
Locate a Local North Dakota Disability Attorney
When disability keeps you out of the workforce, the financial stress can be devastating. Disability benefits can offer welcome relief. SSD lawyers can help ensure your case gets a fair review. Call now to speak with a North Dakota SSDI lawyer at 877-913-7222.