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Utah Social Security Disability Insurance
Serious illness or injury can happen to anyone. If it interferes with your ability to work, financial strain can add to your distress. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial assistance to people just like you. But getting these benefits is not always easy. Fortunately, you do not have to go it alone. Utah SSDI lawyers help people every day get benefits to secure their livelihoods and health care.
Applying for Benefits
You apply for SSDI through the Social Security Administration (SSA). You can apply online, by phone, or in person. SSA sends your file to a state agency that decides whether or not to approve your application. In Utah, that agency is Disability Determination Services (DDS). Each state has its own nuances for how approvals work. Utah SSD attorneys can leverage their knowledge in your favor to ensure your case gets a fair review.
Who Can Get SSDI in Utah?
SSDI is part of Social Security. To be eligible, you have to have worked long enough to have paid a certain amount of Social Security tax. You also must have a disability 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 are so severe that they automatically qualify. Others are considered on a case-by-case basis. A disability attorney can help ensure your case gets a fair review.
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 Utah Social Security Disability Attorney
A disability can turn your life upside down. The last thing you need is the added stress of applying on your own, and possibly being turned down, for disability benefits. Call now to speak with a Utah disability lawyer at 877-913-7222.