Improve Your Chances of Winning Disability
The best way for you to improve your chances at winning your claim is to hire a disability attorney.
Most applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied and the best way for you to improve your chances at winning your claim is to hire a disability attorney. However, there are other things you can do to improve your chances of being awarded disability benefits.
Be accurate in filling out the application.
You will need to list all of your treatment sources and contact information for those treatment sources. If the information you provide on your application is incorrect or incomplete, it will make it hard for the disability examiner to approve your claim.
If your application is denied don’t give up. When you receive a denial letter, you have 60 days to appeal the decision. Don’t delay in filing your appeal. Most likely, your appeal will also be denied, in which case, you can then file a second appeal which is a hearing with an administrative law judge. A hearing is where you will have the best opportunity to win your claim.
To improve your chances at winning your claim at your hearing, you should find a qualified representative (an attorney or a non-attorney), and obtain your most recent medical records prior to your hearing date (your representative will do this for you). At your hearing, you will be allowed to submit updated medical records along with a statement from your doctor supporting your disability case.
The key to winning a disability claim is to have good, detailed medical records that clearly show that your disability will prevent you from working.
If you have been denied SSDI or SSI benefits, don’t give up. Click here to schedule a free consultation with an experienced disability attorney in the San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside areas, serving all of Southern California.