Family & Friends of Those Applying for Social Security Disability
You may have a friend or family member who is unable to work because of illness, injury, or depression.
What can you do to help a loved one
with a Social Security Disability case?
Having a disability can be overwhelming. People with disabilities lose their health, their jobs, their homes, and often, their peace of mind. For people who have worked hard all their lives, it can be very hard to take that first step to file for disability. People who have been self-reliant all their lives can have a sense of shame about even admitting that they are no longer able to work and support themselves and their families. Sometimes it takes a compassionate friend or family member to say, “Have you thought about filing for disability?”
Have you thought about contacting an attorney to apply for Social Security Disability?
The disability process can be long, taking from six months to 2 ½ years. As disability attorneys, we’ve seen firsthand how your support during this process can be invaluable. You can encourage making and keeping doctor appointments, maintaining sobriety, and giving rides to appointments. You can help the individual with paperwork. There are many other things that friends and family members can do to help individuals with the disability process.
The disability process can be long, taking from six months to 2 ½ years, having help can ease the stress
It can be very helpful to individuals struggling with disability to have the expertise of experienced disability attorneys guiding them through the complex Social Security Disability process.
Disability Partners welcomes your calls seeking information about disability for a friend or family member and what you can do to help.