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Applying for Social Security Disability is the first step in obtaining disability benefits from the government. If you are reading this email then it means you are at the very beginning of a long process. You will be given deadlines to respond to requests by Social Security and they will find it very easy to deny your benefits or reduce your maximum benefits over a missed date. Get used to this. As you go through this process you will find that these dates can make or break your claim. The application date is the very first event in your Social Security Disability claim. Should you prevail, the Application date establishes the day that Social Security must start paying you. Delaying your benefits by even one month can harm your case. The burden is on you to prove you are disabled according to their rules and this is a time sensitive process. You need to be aware that time is money. Social Security works month to month and the date of your initial application is really the month of your application. This is important to you because it involves money. You need to act before the end of the month in order to preserve your maximum benefits.

I definitely encourage you to at least preserve your rights by starting your application. According to Social Security’s rules you only need to start the application to protect your rights. It’s called a protective filing. You can do this online and you don’t have to complete the application to protect your rights. Please take a moment and start a Disability Application online. You apply through the Social Security website and it is very secure. You don’t have to finish the application in one sitting. In fact if you get to the 8 digit application screen then you have successfully preserved your rights. If you did that then you are well on your way to getting your benefits from Social Security. Let’s get a healthy start to get the benefits you deserve. Tim myDisability.us

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Procrastinating on your SSDI claim may have negative consequences. No time like the present to get your SSDI claim started.  It is very important that you start your SSDI claim, today, so that you can protect your potential SSDI benefits. If you procrastinate you could be losing money because the Social Security Administration has strict rules that relate to the earliest date you started the claim process. If you even think that making an SSDI claim is what you want to do in the near future, either get online and simply try the SSA online application process or contact a firm that specializes in helping people deal with an SSDI claim.  Do this today and don’t wait.  If you email me I will walk you through the process, Free of charge.  It’s that important.  Let me explain. For this discussion there are three dates that you need to know. The first date is the Application Date and it’s the date that you apply for benefits or you tell the SSA of your intent to file an application.  You don’t have to file your completed application for the Application Date to start you just need to tell the SSA that you intend to file.  The second date is the Established Onset Date (EOD) of your disability. This is when the SSA agrees that a person became officially disabled. The third date is the Date Of Entitlement (DOE). This date is when the SSA believes it should have start making payments and is five months after the EOD.  The five-month period is a deduction of the first 5 payments of any money the government may owe you on a new claim.  According to the law, the five-month period starts on the date that the SSA agrees that you become disabled. The official SSA Policy For this Topic You may think that you have to rush to get your application filed. You do not have to delay and impact your Application Date.  Don’t wait until you have all you case facts gathered, let the SSA know that you intend to file a claim.  Simply starting the SSDI application process is considered the first Application Date (AD). You can start the process by calling the SSA on their posted 800 number or try the SSA application process. By starting the application process you are creating a Protective Application Filing with the SSA. This tells the SSA that you intend on filing an application in the future. What this does is tell the SSA that your application date should start when the SSA was first informed of your potential claim and not just when they receive the formal application itself. It may take several months to prepare your claim.  So sooner rather than later should be one of your concerns. An attorney or non-attorney representative can send a Protective Application Filing to the SSA before the actual claim is prepared. This informs the SSA that you intend on filing a complete claim in the future and to keep the earliest possible date for the potential award to begin. This means that if your case does take more time to prepare, because of scheduling, backlog or complications, you wont have your award reduced because of the delay in filing the formal application.