Fastest Ways to Apply for Delaware Disability Benefits
When you were just injured or diagnosed with a medical condition that will prevent you from holding your current job, the last thing you want to do is worry about how long it will take to receive Delaware disability benefits. Depending on your financial situation, the longer you have to wait, the more your finances will fall. The good news is you might be able to speed up the application process depending on what disability you have and how much you prepare ahead of time for your application. Consider asking a Delaware Disability Benefits Lawyer for help with your application.
DELAWARE FAST-TRACK DISABILITY PROGRAMS
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a government institution that manages who can receive disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. What the SSA offers is a few fats-track programs for people with certain types of mental or physical disabilities. These fast-track disability benefits can save you a ton of time when you need the benefits now.
Fast-track programs like these operate online under two main systems called the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program and the Quick Disability Determination (QDD) program. The CAL program has 242 disabilities listed on the SSA website that range from severe forms of cancer to major immune system disorders. One of the main reasons these conditions automatically qualify you for a fast-track decision is because they meet the disability requirements by their inherent definitions.
The best part of the CAL program is how this program uses online software to automatically add you to the fast-track decision list when you submit your initial disability benefits application. Similar to this software, the QDD program also works online and screens people for fast-track decisions when they submit an online disability application. What QDD does is identify keywords that highlight a disability that will likely be approved.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR DELAWARE DISABILITY APPLICATION
If you do not qualify for the CAL or QDD program, then you have a third option. You can prepare ahead of time for your application by identifying what documents and evidence you will need. These will largely depend on what disability you have and whether your disability is primarily physical or mental.
You can also check your Delaware disability eligibility requirements ahead of time. The main ones include:
- Your disability prevents you from working
- Your disability will last a year or lead to an early death
- You have the required number of work credits for SSDI
- Your income is low enough to qualify for SSI
Obtain as much Delaware medical evidence as you can by talking to your doctor about copies of your lab results, diagnosis, and list of impairments. Practice your disability interview with someone.
DISABILITY LAWYER IN DELAWARE
You may not have to go through the tedious disability application process alone. Do not hesitate to ask a Delaware Disability Attorney for guidance on what you need for your application. Contact Edelstein Martin & Nelson today at (302) 295-5050 for a free consultation. Our team of Delaware disability lawyers have helped clients throughout Wilmington, Delaware and are prepared to collect the evidence needed for your claim.