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Oregon Social Security Disability Lawyers

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Criteria For Determining If A Person Is Disabled?

Employees who are unable to perform their jobs according to employment contracts. You are eligible for benefits if, as a result of a physical or mental condition, you are unable to perform the duties of your workplace that you are suitable for (considering your age, education, and experience). This is the deciding factor.

What Is The Procedure For Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Those who are ill or injured and can no longer work should follow these steps to apply for disability benefits:

  1. Consult a doctor as soon as possible and document your medical condition.
  2. Apply for Social Security at the Social Security office. Filing a claim involves many factors. During the past 12 consecutive months, you must not have been able to work due to your disability. This year can already be finished or still be ongoing. It is possible to file by phone, mail, or by visiting a local government office.
  3. The Disability Determination Services (DDS) will review your application and determine your eligibility based on your medical information and application. If they need more medical information, they may request an examination by medical experts.
  4. When DDS makes a decision, you will be notified in writing and provided with an explanation of the decision.
What Other Benefits Am I Eligible For?

There may be other disability benefits available to you besides SSD. You might also qualify for long-term or service-connected disability benefits from VA. Knowing what other options you may have if your SSD application is denied can help you get the full support you deserve. As well as explaining these benefits in detail, an experienced Social Security Disability attorney in your area may also be able to assist you in applying for other benefits.