Hello, I’m Darrell Castle. I’m an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and on this video today, I’m talking about Social Security Disability Insurance and a little bit about how to get it – especially if you’re a veteran.
We got some good news from the Social Security Administration and Veteran Administration and that is, if you’re a veteran and have been declared by the VA to be 100% permanently disabled, the Social Security Administration will expedite your applications.
This means it will go faster. That doesn’t mean you’ll be automatically accepted, but it does mean your application will go faster.
In fact, about 65% of people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance are rejected on their first application – they’re denied disability status.
But the majority of those 65% are accepted once they appeal if they have an attorney, so you have 60 days from the date you get a denial letter – if you get one – to file an appeal.
Now, you’ve already tried it your way on the application – it did not work, you were rejected. So, on appeal, I suggest you get a lawyer. Get a lawyer who’s experienced in Social Security Disability Insurance applications and you’ll have a much better chance of getting accepted – that’s the way it works.
But the point is for veterans, if you are 100% permanently disabled, according to the VA, then your application will be expedited, or done faster.
Really I feel for those folks, so I am happy they’re doing that.
It takes a while to have your Social Security Disability Insurance application processed through the system – that’s just the way it is. There’s a big backlog in every government bureaucracy now and this is just one of them. But it will go faster once you are rejected (if you are) if you have an attorney do the application. And remember, that’s within 60 days, so that’s my advice to you, folks.
If you have any questions, or if you’ve been denied SSDI, you can contact us by filling out the “Get in Touch” form below or by calling us at (901) 327-1212.