Frequently Asked Questions: Benefits & Qualifying
Do I Need 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.
Other Benefits & Qualifying FAQs:
- How Does The SSA Determine Disability?
- When Do Disability Insurance Benefits Start?
- How Much Will I Get Every Month?
- Once Approved, Do Benefits Ever Stop?
- Do I Need to Be A U.S. Citizen / Taxpayer to Be Eligible for SSDI?
- Can Spouses or Children Get Disability Benefits?
- Can I Still Work and Receive Disability Benefits?
- What Is the Work Incentive Program / Trial Work Period?
- What is the Social Security “Red Book”?
- Can I Get Medicare or Medicaid with SSDI and SSI?
- What’s the Difference Between Back Pay and Retroactive Benefits?
- Do I Need an Advocate?
- How Do Advocates Like Citizens Disability Help Me?