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Nevada Social Security Disability Insurance

Serious illness or injury can turn your world upside down. If you are out of work due to a disability, you may worry how you will make ends meet without your regular paychecks. Medical bills alone may pile up. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can offer a lifeline. SSDI provides financial assistance to people just like you. But these benefits are not always easy to get. Nevada SSDI attorneys can help.

How Do You Apply for SSDI?

SSDI is part of Social Security. To qualify, you must have worked long enough to have paid a certain amount of Social Security tax. This tax is deducted from paychecks. You can apply by phone, in a local Social Security office, or online.

You may need to submit:

  • Personal information, such as marital status and birth dates of minor children
  • Tax forms
  • Work history
  • A disability report detailing your condition
  • Details about any workers' compensation claims you have filed

An SSDI attorney can ensure your application is thorough.  They can also help if you need to appeal a denial for Social Security disability benefits.

Who Decides Who Gets Benefits?

You apply for SSDI through the Social Security Administration (SSA)—either by phone, online, or in person at a local office. SSA forwards your file to a state agency. In Nevada, that agency is the Bureau of Disability Adjudication.

In weighing your application, the state will consider some basic questions:

  • Are you working? If so, your monthly income must not exceed a certain amount.
  • Is your condition "severe"? It must interfere with basic work activities.
  • Is your condition on the list of disabling impairments? If not, DDS must determine if it is of equal severity.
  • Can you do the work you did previously?
  • Can you do any other type of work?

Nevada disability attorneys can help you get a fair review.

Locate a Local Nevada SSD Lawyer

Disability can happen to anyone. If you are out of work due to illness or injury, the last thing you need is the added stress of trying to secure SSDI benefits on your own. Call now to speak with a Nevada disability attorney at 877-913-7222.