You’ve done enough research online to know that many initial Social Security disability claims are denied. Even though you have the right to appeal, the process can be long and can unnecessarily delay your benefits.
You want to get your Social Security disability application right the first time. That is the right attitude, but how can you accomplish this when the Social Security Administration (SSA) is so particular about approving applications and the whole process is so overwhelming?
Here’s What You Can Do
You can take control of your application by:
- Understanding what is required of you. This includes knowing what documentation you will need to provide the SSA, how to complete the application, and what deadlines must be met.
- Take things step by step. Do not focus on the denial statistics. Do not think about an appeal. Instead, focus on the next step you need to take to complete your application.
- Trust the right person to represent you. You are suffering physically, and you may be suffering financially. You do not need the stress of trying to handle the Social Security disability application process on your own. Instead, you have the right to hire a lawyer to help you complete and file your application.
Ready to Get Started?
You can begin taking control of the Social Security disability process and your future right now by reading our free Social Security Disability Fact Sheet or by reaching out to us via our online contact form. We are here to help you.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.