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Social Security Disability Application Mistakes
SSD Application Mistakes Happen: FIND OUT HOW TO AVOID THEM!
More than likely your application will get turned down. If your application is rejected, you are not alone. More than 70 percent of all Social Security Disability claims are denied. Sometimes the reason might have to do with your injury. The government might think you are still able to work. But at Peake & Fowler Law Firm, P.A. we also have seen common Social Security Disability application mistakes.
We hope the following information might help you avoid some common mistakes on applications:
Not having a "disability." The government is strict when they decide who has a disability and who doesn't for the purposes of receiving benefits. You might find out after applying that your medical condition does not meet the government's standard.
Waiting too long. We understand how busy you are, but it's important not to delay applying for benefits. You are only hurting yourself. If you are approved for benefits, it normally takes about five months for disability checks to start arriving. You are also putting off Medicare coverage, which won't start until two years after being approved for benefits.
Poor preparation. Get all of your medical records together. Make a list of the doctors who have treated you. Have documents for your doctors that support your claims. Make a list of the medications you are taking or have taken. The more information you have, the better your chances.
Giving up. Remember, most people get turned down the first time they apply for SSD. Don't give up. You may need to go through an appeal process and appear before a judge before receiving Social Security Disability benefits. It may take time, since there is a backlog of cases and shortage of judges to hear those cases. Be patient.
Not getting help. The Social Security Administration's rules are complex and the paperwork can pile up fast. If you are getting frustrated, don't hesitate to call for help. An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can stay with you throughout the entire process!
Not fixing mistakes on the application. You need to check the math when entering in your income information. Also, remember to make sure personal information is accurate.
Contact an SSD Lawyer with Our Firm
At Peake & Fowler Law Firm, P.A., we are ready to help you get through the difficult process. We serve Columbia and communities throughout South Carolina. Don't risk you family's future! An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer may be able to assist with your claim.
Contact our firm for a free initial consultation. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 or (803) 788-4370 today.