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FAQs

General Questions

1. What are the requirements for Disability Benefits?
2. When should I apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
3. Are there retroactive disability benefits?
4. I have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and been turned down. How long do I have to appeal?
5. How many stages are there in The Disability Application Process?
6. How long does it take to get a decision at the initial and reconsideration levels?
7. What makes a Disability case strong?
8. What role does age play in being awarded SSD Benefits?
9. Are some disabilities cases more easily won than others?
10. I have been turned down and I have been told to request a hearing. How long will it take to get a hearing?
11. Is there anything I can do to expedite my hearing?
12. When can I hire someone to represent me?
13. How is a lawyer paid in a Social Security case?
14. Do represented people do better than unrepresented people?