It’s a known fact that more Social Security disability claims are denied than accepted each day. It’s a harsh reality, and an even harsher reality for people who need that financial support while they’re unable to work due to a debilitating disability. A lot of people think that once they apply for Social Security disability that they should just sit back and wait, which is not the case.
If you’re preparing to apply for Social Security disability, or have applied in the past with no success, you may be doing something wrong. There are some things you can do that could possibly help you win your claim if you do all of them, and they aren’t hard at all. If you’re interested in things you can do that better your chances of winning your Social Security disability claim, check out this article to learn more.
Hire a Lawyer
For your best chances of winning your Social Security disability claim, you should hire a disability attorney. Having a disability attorney on your side to fight for your rights as a Social Security disability claimant is absolutely imperative to winning your claim. After all, disability attorneys are the experts, and navigating through the world of Social Security disability on your own can be difficult.
You won’t have to shell out top dollar for a disability attorney to represent you, in fact in most cases the lawyer will only bill you if you win your claim. You won’t see any sort of hourly billing for paperwork or research, instead you’ll only see a lump sum to pay if you win your claim. You’ll have a much better shot at winning a claim with a disability attorney, so consult with one today and get moving on your claim.
Go to the Doctor Constantly
If you aren’t regularly seeing your doctor, the chances of you winning your Social Security disability claim drop dramatically. This is because the Social Security disability person who is reviewing your claim will be reviewing how often you go to the doctor, and if he or she sees a large gap than they might assume you don’t need the doctor, and are therefore healthy.
The treatments you receive from the doctor serve as your medical evidence, and the more evidence you have, the better. If you don’t have health insurance, it’s still imperative that you see the doctor regularly through drop-in free clinics or other ways. Going to the doctor means more medical evidence, meaning you’ll have a much better chance of winning your claim.
Do Everything On Time
The Social Security disability offices take deadlines very seriously, and if you miss one you may jeopardize your claim. Make sure you’re following all deadlines for your application and possible appeals, and contact a lawyer immediately if you miss a deadline.
If you miss a deadline, it’s still possible to win a claim, although it’s much more difficult. In many cases, you must be forced to start a new claim, which can be time consuming and exhausting. Instead, make sure you follow all deadlines, and you’ll have a much better shot at winning your claim.
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