3 Reasons to Apply for Social Security Disability as Soon as Possible

By Michelle Shvarts
Principal Attorney

As soon as you become disabled, it is imperative to talk with a Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you to move forward with getting benefits. There are many reasons why you should act quickly to try to make your benefit claim with Social Security including the following three key reasons:

  1. It takes a long time for an application for benefits to get approved: It can take more than a year to get benefits from the Social Security Administration if you have to go through an appeals process because your initial claim is denied. It makes sense to act as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.
  2. You may have no income coming in as you wait for benefits: To qualify for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance, you need to have a disabling condition stopping you from working. If you can work and are engaged in substantial gainful activity, you won’t get benefits. Since the rules are strict, you likely will get benefits only if you’re really not able to work when you apply. Of course, if you are not able to work, you are likely waiting anxiously for your disability benefits to provide income to your household.
  3. Benefits may be paid retroactively to the date of application: If you apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits, you can be eligible to have your benefits paid retroactive to the day when you first applied for benefits. This makes your application date very important, as you want to get benefits as soon as you are able.

Los Angeles disability benefits lawyers will help you to move your application forward in a timely manner. Give us a call today to find out about how we can help.

About the Author
Ms. Shvarts is the managing attorney for Disability Advocates Group. She opened Disability Advocates Group to assist individuals who became disabled and unable to work to obtain the benefits they need and deserve.  Ms. Shvarts and the rest of the team at Disability Advocates Group are dedicated to assisting individuals obtain Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.