For Some, a Long Wait for SSDI Benefits Leads to Homelessness
If you’re one of the thousands of people waiting to hear back from the Social Security Administration about your SSDI application, you may be in a desperate situation. For some, the wait for SSDI benefits has taken so long, they’ve lost everything.
Fortunately, there are ways you can avoid financial distress and make it through what can be a very difficult process. And if you need support, we can help you get there.
The SSDI application process can take a long time, with some applicants waiting months or even years to receive a decision. This is due to a variety of factors, including the complexity of the application process, the backlog of cases, and the time it takes to evaluate each case.
But none of that matters when you’re the one waiting. All that matters is you can’t work, even as you still have basic expenses to cover.
As a result, some people find themselves with housing insecurity because of their disability. While the SSA delays, they struggle to pay their mortgage or rent.
As just one example, in a story out of Washington, two people who are both disabled were evicted from their home before their SSDI applications came through.
Any experience of homelessness is scary, but housing insecurity is often even more dangerous for people with disabilities:
“If I’m living in my car, of course I’m not gonna be able to have a caregiver,” said one person in the article.
How to Speed Up the SSDI Application Process
Some severe medical conditions may be expedited for processing. To see if yours might apply, consult the SSA’s Compassionate Allowances list . The SSA doesn’t guarantee these applications will go through faster, but they do try to speed them up.
In addition, you may be able to speed up your SSDI approval by making your application as strong as possible in the first place. By providing complete and accurate medical and work history information and ensuring your medical records are up to date and organized, you have a higher chance of approval on the first try.
To help, we’ve written a free report all about applying for SSDI. Use it to put together a strong first application.
Don’t Lose Your Home Over Debt
In addition, if you really are at risk of losing your home, you should consider getting out of debt as soon as possible.
We’ve used bankruptcy to help thousands of people in Memphis keep their homes and get a fresh start when they need it most. If you’re in a desperate situation, the law is there to help you recover and move forward without fear of foreclosure or eviction.
Along with SSDI appeals, our firm handles bankruptcy. We’re happy to discuss whether it might apply to your situation, free of charge.
Get Help Quickly with Your SSDI Appeal
If like most people, the SSA denies your application, you don’t have time to waste. While the SSA can take their time with your application, you have extremely limited time for your appeal: only 60 days.
With only 60 days after receiving your denial, you need to move quickly and get an attorney. Our SSDI appeals lawyers work to find any holes in your initial application, represent you at hearings, and help you finally get the benefits you need and deserve.
We know you’ve waited long enough. If you need to appeal your SSDI application, contact us today.
Call 901-327-2100 or use the contact form to get started.