When you file a claim for disability in Indiana, you will need to go to the Social Security Administration (SSA) office to get the paperwork and file a claim or you can now even do this complicated process online. The drawback to doing it on the Internet is that there isn't someone there who can assist you and answer any questions you may have. And, as almost anyone who's ever done it knows, filling out paperwork online can be daunting when there is only a simple prepared question and answer section to browse through for help. While going to the SSA office and waiting for an extended period of time can seem like a headache, you'll want to make sure that you have all of the information you need together to increase the chances of your claim being accepted.
Once the original paperwork on the claim for disability in Indian is filled out, the application is sent over to the Indiana Disability Determination Bureau. This can cause problems when you want to check on the status of your application, and because the process can take months, it is undoubted that you will get a little anxious and want to know how things are proceeding. Most people either call the SSA direct or they attempt to get in touch with the caseworker who originally helped them. Instead of doing this, you should try to get directly in touch with the person who has been assigned to evaluate your case at the Indiana Disability Determination Bureau. It will save you a lot of time and effort later on, and if you establish a relationship with the person handling your claim it may make it easier to fix information if something is missing or filled out incorrectly.
Since most people filing for disability in Indiana are denied on their first application, it is likely that you will have to appeal the decision in order to receive help. When your paperwork comes in on the first decision it will give you a time frame in which you must go through in order to have your appeal heard. When the paperwork is in and the process has begun you'll be scheduled to appear before a judge to determine your status.