No. Some legal actions, such as personal injury cases, have statutes of limitation which require you to file your case by a certain date or lose the right to pursue legal action. The same is not true, however, for Social Security disability benefits. You may apply for Social Security disability benefits whenever you are ready to do so.
But There Are Benefits to Applying Sooner Rather Than Later
There are two important reasons to file for Social Security disability as soon as you think that you might be eligible for benefits. Specifically:
- The sooner you apply for benefits, the sooner you can recover benefits. You can’t get your benefits until you apply for them and your application is approved. The sooner this happens, the sooner the money will begin appearing in your bank account each month. This may help ease the financial burden of being disabled.
- You won’t have to think about when to apply for benefits any more. Sometimes, it is just better to get the process over with rather than to drag it out. You won’t have to think about whether today is the right day to take action, because you will have already done what you need to do to protect your benefits.
Despite these advantages, however, you may still be anxious about going through the Social Security disability application process.
Applying for Social Security Disability Doesn’t Have to be Stressful
Once you learn more about how the Social Security disability application process works and about how a board certified lawyer can help you get the benefits you deserve, you may feel less anxious about getting started with your own claim.
Accordingly, we encourage you to read our FREE book, Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know, and to contact us directly via this website or by phone to schedule your personal and confidential meeting with a board certified Social Security disability lawyer. Your lawyer will handle the details of your application while you concentrate on your health and living your life. Contact us today to learn more.
by Carl M. Weisbrod Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law