5 Important Things to Remember About Your SSD Claim
1. File your claim right away.
Social Security benefits, like social security disability (or SSD), do not begin immediately. By waiting to file, you could potentially be losing benefits to which you are entitled.
2. Always appeal a rejected social security disability claim.
Nearly 80 to 90 percent of disability claims are automatically denied. You should always appeal through the hearing level, at least. If you are disabled, do not stop fighting until you get your benefits. With so many claim rejections, it’s become standard practice to appeal denied SSD benefits. An experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer can help. Social Security Disability Laws are very complex.
3. Be sure to get examined by your doctors.
Never go to the doctors appointed by Social Security if it is not mandatory. Your physician will be more familiar with you and your condition.
The law requires that the Social Security office try to get evidence from your doctors before they send you to their doctors.
4. Fill out the social security disability application carefully.
Many times, people do not take the time to fill out the forms or to list all the problems they have, including psychological problems. The Social Security Administration needs to know about all of your problems in order to make a fair decision on your case.
5. The prior work form is extremely important.
This is one of the most important forms that you will fill out. Remember, in determining whether or not you are disabled, SSA is going to first decide whether or not you can perform your old job tasks.
That means all of the tasks you have performed for six months or more in the last 15 years. This is why it is extremely important that they know all of the difficult parts of your past work, particularly the heaviest weights that you had to lift or carry, and the extremes of having to walk or be on your feet. Please take your time and really think about the demands on your prior jobs, and ensure that they are clearly and correctly listed in the social security disability form.
Are you applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits? Contact the Social Security Disability Attorney at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case. 803-252-4800.