Receiving Social Security disability benefits can provide you with the financial support you and your family need when you are unable to work and earn an income. However, if you are disabled and apply for Social Security disability benefits, benefits are not guaranteed; the Social Security Administration (SSA) is extremely particular in the claims it approves. Here are three things that can quickly ruin a claim for Social Security disability benefits.
When you are applying for Social Security disability benefits, one of the most critical parts of your application is your medical evidence. If you do not have enough medical evidence to prove that you are disabled and that your condition is severe and prevents you from working and has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death, your claim will be denied. Further, do not assume that because the SSA requests a consultative exam (which is requested when medical sources provided are inadequate), your claim will be approved.
In addition to not providing enough medical evidence, failing to follow a prescribed treatment from a doctor can also result in a denial of benefits. The examiner in charge of your case for the SSA will review your treatment history.
Many people assume that because they are disabled, they can file their application on their own and will likely be approved for benefits. However, this is not the case; filing an application for Social Security disability benefits is rarely advised. As stated above, the SSA is very particular in its eligibility requirements for benefits, and denies thousands of claims. An experienced Chicago Social Security disability attorney will know exactly what the SSA is looking for, and how to fill out your application to improve the chances that is approved the first time without having to go through the appeals process.
Do not wait to take action if you are disabled and are in need of Social Security disability benefits. At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, our Chicago Social Security disability attorneys care about you and are ready to help. Contact us today for your free consultation.
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