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Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.

214 North Adams,
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: (641) 423-6223
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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY - Frequently Asked Questions
I. General Information VI. Social Security Disability Benefits
II. Disability Eligibility  

A. Social Security Disability Programs

III.

Filing for Social Security Disability

 

     1.  Definition of Disability

  A. When to File for Social Security Disability        2.  Disabled Widow's and Widower's benefits
  B. Where to File for Social Security Disability        3.  Disabled Adult Child Benefits
  C. How to File for Social Security Disability   B. Supplemental Security Income benefits
 

D. After the Claim is Filed

       1.  Personal Benefits
IV. The Decision Process
       2.  Supplemental Security Income Child's               Disability
V. Appeals
 
       
"Contact an Iowa Social Security disability lawyer representing clients in Clarion, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation."
 
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Appeals

A large percentage of initial Social Security Disability claims are denied. When this happens, you have the right to appeal this decision and a Social Security Disability attorney can help with the appeal. The Appeal Process may require multiple appeals through administrative and judicial levels.

Different types of disability benefits are available, depending on your qualifications. "Title II provides for payment of disability benefits to individuals who are "insured" under the Act" because they have paid into "the Social Security trust fund through the Social Security tax on their earning, as well as to certain disabled dependents of insured individuals. Title XVI provides for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to individuals (including children under age 18) who are disabled and have limited income and resources." (Quotes are from the Social Security Web Site.)

A. Social Security Disability Programs

Definition of Disability.

A person must be legally "disabled" in accordance with the federal Social Security Disability Act to collect Social Security Disability benefits. Disability is defined as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death, or which has lasted, or is expected to last, for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. The SSA definition of disability may be different than the definition used by other government programs.

Disabled Widow's and Widower's benefits.

If you have become disabled within a certain time after the death of your spouse and are at least 50 years old, you may be eligible for  Disabled Widow's and Widower's benefits. Your spouse must have worked and paid into Social Security in order for you to gain coverage.
 
Disabled Adult Child Benefits.

Children disabled prior to the age of 22, who have a parent who is deceased or is drawing Social Security disability or retirement, may be eligible for Disabled Adult Child Benefits. The child must have become disabled prior to the age of 22.

Supplemental Security Income benefits

Personal Benefits.

If you are poor and disabled, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits. It does not matter if you have worked in the past or not for this type of benefit.

Supplemental Security Income Child's Disability.

Disabled children under the age of 18 may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income Child's Disability benefits.

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