It would be nice if disabled workers had a fast track to benefits, because most times an application is initially denied and the worker has to go through a reconsideration and appeals process. This takes time, which is not a luxury most people have when they are unable to work. Becoming disabled is not only a financial hardship, but presents unique emotional challenges that only get more difficult as time passes. In order to get financial and emotional assistance you need, as quickly as possible, it is beneficial to know what to do to increase your chances of being approved for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
Three ways to increase the odds that your SSDI claim will be approved are:
- Complete the application in full, this may sound basic, but many applicants leave off vital information or overlook important parts of the application. Take the time to go over your application thoroughly, and be sure you have all of the supporting documentation needed. When in doubt, enlist the help of a qualified attorney. An attorney who has navigated the system before will know what areas are commonly left incomplete, and where to include the information that is most valuable to your case.
- Be sure you keep a copy of your medical records. For some, this can become overwhelming because the medical records can get quite large. But it is well worth your time to keep a copy of all notes and records, from every physician that is treating you. A successful case requires clear medical evidence of your disability, and being able to provide proof when asked for it will increase your chances of receiving a favorable outcome.
- Stay on top of the status of your case. Your attorney will be able to tell you what is needed, and when, so you do not miss important deadlines or fail to provide critical records
You should also stay in touch with your doctor on a regular basis, and go to every follow up appointment. Be sure to keep your physician informed of your condition, and how it limits your daily activities. Most importantly, put your case in the hands of a trusted attorney with a proven track record for success.
If you have questions about how to apply for SSDI and what to do to increase the possibility of being approved for benefits, call an experienced attorney for help. Contact us online today for more information. We can also be reached at 855-727-6353.