Missouri workers who become disabled on the job either physically or mentally may have access to Social Security disability benefits. Let’s take a look at when and how you should apply for your benefits to ensure that you are covered as quickly as possible.
Social Security’s website goes into detail about when and how you should apply for social security disability benefits. Generally speaking, it is advised that you apply for benefits as soon as you become disabled. This is because Social Security disability benefits don’t actually begin until your sixth full month of disability. Since the waiting period begins the first full month after the disability is determined to have begun, the countdown to benefits will start sooner if you apply immediately.
For people seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI), these benefits are paid for the first full month after the claim is filed. If you became eligible for SSI at a later date, this is what will be used to determine when you become eligible.
There are several different ways you can apply for disability benefits, as well. For example, there are phone numbers that you can call. There are also phone lines available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. You could also take an application to a Social Security office.
As with many other things related to insurance, timeliness is key. As long as you file your claim in a timely manner, you will be able to proceed quickly. If you are having other difficulties seeking compensation, you may wish to speak with an attorney.