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When Can I Apply for SSD Benefits?

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For a free consultation to discuss your Social Security Disability application or your SSD or SSI claim with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney, call the experts at Osterhout Berger Daley toll free at 1-866-438-8773.

You Do Not Need to Wait to File a Social Security Disability Application for Benefits

One question we are often asked is: “When should I apply for benefits?” The answer is simple: Apply for Social Security Disability as soon as you believe you can no longer work or think that you may be unable to work for a continuous 12-month period.

We meet many people who have been told (even by Social Security employees, who should know better, or by other attorneys, who should definitely know better) that they need to wait a certain amount of time to make sure that they are disabled. Let us tell you in no uncertain terms: You do not have to wait, not even one day, to apply for benefits if you think that you may be disabled.

If you’re not certain whether you should apply for benefits, or you would like to discuss your Social Security Disability application with an experienced SSD attorney, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at 412-794-8003 (locally in the Pittsburgh area) or toll free at 1-866-438-8773 (outside the Pittsburgh calling area). If you prefer, you can fill out our intake form, and an experienced lawyer will contact you to schedule an appointment.

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