Assistance Living with a Disability and Seeking Financial Support
Author: SSC Disability
Published: 2009-04-02 : (Rev. 2013-06-15)
Synopsis and Key Points:
SSC Disability launches a new web site to provide information and assistance to individuals living with a disability and seeking Social Security Disability Insurance financial support.
Main DigestNew Web Site Offers Answers and Assistance For Those Living With a Disability and Seeking Financial Support.
SSC Disability (Social Service Coordinators) launches a new web site (www.SSCdisability.com) to provide information and assistance to those individuals living with a disability and seeking financial support through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This new site is unique for its extensive information as well as the innovative features offered to learn about the increasingly complex world of Social Security Disability Insurance.
SSC Disability (Social Service Coordinators) today launched a new web site (www.SSCdisability.com) to provide information and assistance to those individuals living with a disability and seeking financial support through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This new website is unique for its extensive information as well as the innovative features offered to learn about the increasingly complex world of Social Security Disability Insurance.
SSDI is a disability insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Millions of Americans contribute to the program with each paycheck through their FICA / OASDI taxes. Benefit eligibility and monthly payment amounts are determined by the applicants' medical condition and past paycheck contributions. For more details on eligibility, see "Social Security Disability Eligibility" on SSCdisability.com.
According to the SSA's most recent published data, only 37% of applications for disability benefits through SSDI were successful in 2007. SSC Disability's new website provides critical information and resources to those denied applicants as well as first-time applicants so they can improve their chances for success. These include an extensive proprietary library of information, as well as a disability forum where visitors can search for answers to their questions or post new questions to be answered by the forum's experts and other visitors. There is also a newsletter sign-up where visitors can receive the latest news that may impact their ability to receive benefits. New learning tools are planned for release each month that will help explain and organize the information visitors need to get help as soon as possible.
"SSDI disability benefit applications have increased 86% over the past 10 years and will continue to grow as the population ages," says Sean Libby, SSC Disability's Vice President of Corporate Development. "We are providing a professional resource for this large and growing group of people who are researching their available options and looking to connect with others who are going through the same process and challenges."
SSC disability also offers visitors non-attorney representation with over a 90% claim success rate. With low first-time success rates for those applying alone and an average 1.4 years waiting period for appeals, few can afford to risk the wait.
"Approximately half of all applicants for Social Security Disability benefits will apply on their own. The other half will use the assistance of an attorney or non-attorney representative who historically have had a much higher success rate," adds Libby. "At SSC, we are successful in over 90% of the claims we represent and are paid by the Social Security Administration only after we help the applicant receive a cash award. We also understand what's at risk for those needing benefits. So we represent both first time applicants as well as those who are appealing a denied claim as quickly as possible"
Reference: SSC Disability is a leading national provider of non-attorney representative services to people with disabilities seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. For more information see www.freedomdisability.com
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