Even though you pay into the Social Security system, it's not designed to benefit you. Especially if you want disability benefits.
Attorney and Social Security Disability Expert Spencer Bishins shares his experience with the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits application process. Spencer is one of the many attorneys hired by the Social Security Office to help them determine who qualifies for benefits under (SSDI) from a legal standpoint.
Has your application for SSDI been rejected? If you believe you do qualify but you're confused about the process this episode is for you.
What is SSDI? (2:40)
Who pays for SSDI? (2:52)
What qualifies as a disability (7:00)
How is disability determined (by age) by the Social Security Administration? (9:40)
What does the application for SSDI look like?
Bio: Spencer Bishins has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from Florida State University. After law school, he worked in the private sector for two years prior to joining the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2010. He worked at the Appeals Council for almost four years, reviewing thousands of disability decisions for compliance with SSA’s complex rules and procedures. (cont'd).