Filing For SSI

Aug 08, 2011 No Comments by

Filing for SSI disability benefits is a tough thing for most people. It’s tough not because the process itself is that tough but because for most people filing for SSI disability benefits feel like admitting defeat. Filing for SSI disability benefits means that you are admitting to yourself and to the world that you are disabled. Most people think that being disabled is somehow shameful.  People don’t think it’s shameful for other people to be disabled. They just think it’s shameful if they are disabled.

Why would people think it is shameful if they are disabled but not if other people are disabled and filing for SSI? People have some strange attitudes towards disability. They’re perfectly willing to accept that other people are disabled and perfectly willing to help those other people, but not willing to accept their own disability and their own need for help. That’s nuts to outsiders, but most people needing to file for SSI have this attitude.

At the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we can help you with the process of filing for SSI disability but we may be able to help you accept filing for SSI disability as well. It’s routine business for us — and for Social Security for that matter. We can also help you realize that filing for SSI disability is not a one way street leading straight to complete decrepitude and death. Filing for SSI disability doesn’t make you a bit sicker. You can drop the claim at any point if you start feeling better — although we’ll probably urge you to hold off of dropping the claim until you are completely sure of this decision.  If you get on benefits you can still go back to work. There are a lot of incentives for those on SSI disability to go back to work.

The main thing you need to know is that if you’re having trouble bringing yourself to start filing for SSI disability, you can call us. We’ll work with you to get the ball rolling and to keep it rolling until you’re approved.

Attorney Posts

About the author

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.