July 8, 2011

If I Win My Indiana Social Security Disability Appeal, What Happens Next?

Scott D. Lewis is an Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney and has experience with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims from start to finish.  When a Social Security disability claim is found favorable it generally sets into motion a chain of events that hopefully will result in a payment to the disabled individual.  Indiana disability attorney Scott Lewis advises his clients on what to expect in the event of winning their claim, but usually cautions them to not get ahead of themselves and concentrate on winning the disability claim first.

So what happens after you receive a notice in the mail that you have won your disability claim?  If it is a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim you can probably expect a phone call from the Social Security Administration to determine what resources you have among other factors to determine how much your monthly benefit will be.  The SSI program is basically a “needs” based program and how much the Social Security Administration determines you need through a formula that is used will determine how much you will receive. Once that is determined an award letter is generated detailing how much your payments will be, when they will start, and how much of a back payment is due if any.

If you are entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits you will probably not be contacted by the Social Security Administration (SSA).  The formula used for computing your payments is based on your work history.  This can usually be computed by the Social Security Administration without your assistance.  Resources are generally not an issue for computation purposes.  Once again, an award letter is generated telling you how much your payments ill be, when they start, and how much of a back payment is due if any.

Your award letter also contains information regarding government health care and other issues, so it is important to read all correspondence from the Social Security Administration carefully as some items are time sensitive.  Most of the letters sent by the SSA contain toll free telephone numbers and other contact information if you have questions regarding your Social Security disability benefits.

Indianapolis disability lawyer Scott Lewis helps Indiana residents with a variety of disabling conditions including arthritis, coronary artery disease, diabetes, depression, and anxiety among other impairments.  If you are struggling with your Indiana Social Security disability claim or simply have questions about filing a disability claim contact Mr. Lewis and his staff today.  Mr. Lewis provides a free consultation by calling (317) 423-8888.

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