Nevada Disability Claim Advocates

Things to Know About Social Security Disability Claims in Nevada

Nevada Disability Claim Advocates: Are you a resident of Nevada who cannot go to work because of a long-term illness? If you have not worked for the last 12 months, you can apply for Social Security Disability benefits. However, your claim will only pass if you are genuinely medically disabled. Voluntarily not choosing to work will not do. Your medical records need to prove that you are physically or mentally unfit to go to work. Such applicants are usually eligible for either of the two federal programs:

• Supplementary Security Income
• Social Security Disability Insurance

Social security disability in Nevada

Most of the Supplementary Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance follow a standardized process throughout the country. However, some states have different rules and regulations for social security disability benefits. It includes the costs of acquiring medical records to support your application for disability, vocational rehabilitation services, health requirements determining your disability, and the amount of insurance or supplementary income you get.

A disability examiner goes through all your medical records. The Bureau of Disability Adjudication appoints one of these examiners to take care of your case. Once you send your application to the Social Security Administration, they forward it to Disability Determination Services, also known as the Bureau of Disability Adjudication in Nevada.

Applying for social security disability benefits

A person can either file for Supplementary Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance. You cannot apply for both together. In fact, if you are already enjoying the benefits from a federal program in Nevada, your application will not pass. There are three ways to apply for these benefits: online, telephone, and in-person. But, there is a catch if you apply online. It only allows you to file for Social Security Disability Insurance and not Supplementary Security Income.

Alternatively, you can call on 1-800-772-1213 to apply for either of these federal programs. For those who don’t want to call, they can come over to one of the social security offices in Nevada. Go through the Social Security office list from the official website of the Social Security Administration to find the nearest one to your house.

Waiting time

Once you send your application, you will have to wait for months. The average hearing wait time in Nevada is 13.5 months. It takes another 450 days to process your claim if it passes all the health checks. That means your verdict will come after approximately 3.5 to 4 years. But, if the disability examiner finds any discrepancies in the medical records, your case won’t proceed any further.

You will get written confirmation about the status of your case within a few weeks from sending your application. If it confirms your application, you will have to wait for the hearing and processing of the claim; on the other hand, if they decline your application, you may reapply or re-appeal after 60 days from the verdict.

Although Nevada’s acceptance report is slightly lower than the national level, if you can support your physical disability with proper medical documents, there is no reason why they will reject your application.

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