Common Questions About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Here are some common questions that people ask about SSDI.

You are set to receive SSDI benefits, but you aren’t sure exactly what that means. By learning more about SSDI, you can know what to expect and figure out how it works. Here are some common questions – and answers – regarding SSDI.

How Do You Apply for SSDI?

You can apply for SSDI by working with an SSDI lawyer. Then, you’ll have the best chance of getting benefits. They will show you how to navigate the paperwork and help you collect all the documentation you need. Alternatively, you can apply online on the SSA’s website, go to a Social Security office and apply in person, or call 1-800-772-1213 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

What’s the Waiting Period for SSDI?

The waiting period for your SSDI benefits is usually 5 months. The Social Security Administration will pay your first benefit the sixth full month after the date when your disability officially started.

What Will My Monthly Payment Be?

Your monthly SSDI payment will be based on your lifetime earnings that Social Security covers. You can use the SSA’s Benefits Calculator to learn more.

What Happens if You Get Denied?

If you get denied SSDI, you can appeal the decision with the help of an SSDI lawyer. Perhaps you forgot to send in some documentation or you didn’t fill out the application properly. It could be a simple fix.

Have more questions? Make sure you get in touch with an SSDI lawyer for assistance.

Working With Schott Law

If you need help applying for SSDI or SSI, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.