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The application process for national disability benefits is pretty much the same in all states. However, the two main disability programs, including the SSI and SSDI, are federal government agencies. Therefore, there are differences in how states handle and process disability claims, which is why many applicants look for NH disability services to facilitate their applications.
What are my chances of approval at a hearing?
The state of New Hampshire has lower appeals hearing approvals than the national average. Therefore, applicants who do not seek NH disability services have to be very thorough and detailed with their applications.
The state of New Hampshire has a federal benefit rate of about $733. The federal benefit rate is the highest amount an eligible individual can receive as payment from the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, the state may grant additional benefits to applicants to accommodate their costs of living. The amount of additional benefits an individual can receive is determined by his/her living situation.
NH Vocational Rehabilitation Services
New Hampshire vocational rehabilitation services help residents with various disabilities to prepare, find, and retain jobs. This program specializes in assisting disabled individuals in finding jobs that accommodate their conditions. In addition, it provides training to members so that they can perform better at their jobs.
These services are designed for either people who are receiving disability benefits or people who are eligible for SSI or SSDI benefits. Finances limit the NH vocational rehabilitation service. Therefore, eligible persons should contact the National Disability Benefits as soon as possible to receive help.
What is APTD?
APTD or aid to the permanently and totally disabled is a form of financial assistance to individuals who are physically or mentally incapacitated. To be eligible for APTD, an individual must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien
- Live in the state of New Hampshire, intend to remain in New Hampshire, and must not receive financial benefits from other states
- Provide his/her social security number or proof of application of a social security number
- Provide details of his/her living arrangements
- Apply for all potential income that he/she is entitled to including retirement benefits, third party medical coverage, SSI benefits, and worker’s compensation
To be eligible for APTD, an applicant must provide proof of a physical or mental condition that prevents him from getting gainful employment or work. In addition, the condition should be expected to last for the next 48 months or result in the applicant’s death.
There are two main categories of financial eligibility: income and resources. To qualify for APTD, you must meet both income and resource requirements. The income counted includes the applicant’s income as well as his or her spouse’ income. Examples of income include wages, rental income, income from self-employment, and veteran’s benefits. On the other hand, resources include cash, stocks, life insurance, bond, bank accounts, trusts, and credit union accounts.
The eligibility criteria for NH disability benefits vary from other states. Call us to determine your eligibility.
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