Frequently Asked Questions: Applying
At which stage do I require an advocate?
An advocate can help you in all stages of the process; however, an advocate will greatly increase your chances for success once you have to present your case in front of an Administrative Law Judge and any other appeals after the hearing.
So, while you don’t always need an advocate at the beginning of the process, it is a good idea to have one at the start and all the way through.
Citizens Disability has dozens of advocates on staff and available to help claimants, which is a big part of what makes us such a powerful ally for the people we represent. Our skilled advocates oversee all of the claims we handle for our clients, working closely with our highly trained and specialized staff. Our large team of experienced advocates and specialists work together to ensure that our clients get the best possible outcome for their claims.
More Important Information about The Application Process
Other Applying For SSDI FAQs:
- Can Citizens Disability help with my application?
- Does this process take as long as I’ve heard about?
- What is the “Compassionate Allowance” for SSDI?
- Can I receive both Medicare and Social Security disability benefits?
- Do I receive compensation while I wait for my approval?
- If I am denied, should I reapply?
- How long does it take for an initial application to be decided?
- What happens during the reconsideration stage?
- At which stage do I require an advocate?
- Should I give medical updates to the disability authorities throughout the appeals processes?
- Are there any costs to me during the appeals process?
- What is Form SSA-827?
- What is Form SSA-1696?