Dying While Waiting For Social Security — Don't Do It!

Apr 30, 2012 Comments Off on Dying While Waiting For Social Security — Don't Do It! by
The Wall Street Journal reports that “The backlog of applications for disability benefits is so big the Social Security Administration has a special code—DXDI—for appeals dismissed because the applicant died waiting. Since 2005, the agency has made 15,043 DXDI designations.”
All I can advise you to do if you are disabled is to file your claim as soon as possible with Social Security and to pursue it aggressively. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you’re going to get better. Yes, you may get better but if you do, you can always drop the Social Security disability claim later. If you don’t pursue your Social Security disability claim and you don’t get better, there’s no way to make up for the time you’ve missed. You’ll just get poorer and poorer. At the worst, you may die before ever getting on Social Security disability.
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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.