Qualifying for “Dire Need” Expedited Processing of an SSDI Application

Qualifying for “Dire Need” Expedited Processing of an SSDI Application

If you have a disability that prevents you from working and thus financially restricts you from basic and medical necessities, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

The SSDI application process is known to be long and complicated, and qualifying for dire need expedited processing may be even more complex. For support, contact a Social Security Disability lawyer to start your application today.

What is SSDI?

SSDI is a government program that provides monetary assistance when your disability prevents you from working. The Social Security Administration (SSA) runs this program, giving monthly benefits to those who meet the requirements of a disability level and work experience.

It is vital to understand that SSDI differs from Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI requires you to have a work history and to have paid Social Security taxes while working. SSI does not look at your job history; it only requires you to have a disability or to be at full retirement age.

What is Dire Need?

The average processing time for an SSDI application is seven to nine months at the initial level. “Dire need” means you are in a financially time-sensitive situation and cannot wait months to receive your benefits. Some examples that qualify you for dire need are as follows:

  • You do not have food or shelter
  • You cannot pay your utilities, preventing you from having water or heat
  • You do not have the financial means to pay for medical care or coverage

These are only a few of the ways you can qualify. In general, if you are unable to access basic living necessities, you may be eligible for dire need expedited processing.

How Can You Expedite Your SSDI Application?

There are a few ways to expedite a Social Security Disability claim. If you qualify for dire need, you must submit a letter to the SSA to fast-track the process. In this letter, you need to provide a detailed explanation of your financial situation, along with examples of strong evidence, such as:

  • Past-due bills
  • Costs of unaffordable medications
  • Eviction notices
  • Foreclosure
  • Car repossession warnings

To fully illustrate your situation, you must include all documentation of your financial hardships in your letter. Our team can help you with this process.

Start Your Dire Need Expediting Process Today for Your SSDI Application

Here at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we know that your SSDI claim can have a major impact on your quality of life, and we want to make sure you have access to the resources you need. Our experienced team can help you determine if you qualify for dire need and then craft a detailed letter to the SSA. Call us today to get started on your free consultation.

We Won't Take “NO” for an Answer®

To Schedule an Appointment, Call Us Toll Free at 1.877.873.8208 or Email Us for a Prompt Response.

Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law

Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law