DO YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS?
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits in Mobile involves filling out numerous forms and requires you providing many personal documents. If you make one mistake (even a tiny one) you can negatively impact the chances of winning a Social Security Disability claim. It’s vitally important your paperwork is filled out completely and accurately. Frank Leon can help you with any questions you have about the Social Security Disability (SSD) application process. We’re here to listen to your unique issues of your claim and navigate you through this complicated process. Call us today at (251) 445-4400.
Some people think proving a disability is as simple as bringing in a doctor’s note saying they can’t work. But that’s just not how it works. You must legally prove you are “disabled” the way the Social Security Administration has defined it.
It’s a common misconception many people have, that all you need to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) is a note from a Doctor saying you can’t work. As common sense as that sounds, that is not the case. It just doesn’t work like this. You have to prove legally that you are “disabled” exactly in the ways that the Social Security Administration defines disabled.
The agency considers you disabled under its definitions if:
- You cannot perform work you were able to before the accident/event;
- You cannot perform any other work due to your medical condition(s), age, education, and work experience; and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE APPLYING FOR BENEFITS EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES?
Common sense tells you that the process of applying for benefits should be as easy as making an appointment with the Social Security Administration, bringing some paperwork from your healthcare provider and explaining your situation to the Social Security Administration representative. The fact of the matter is, it is not this easy nor does it follow the rules of common sense.
Applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complicated process. You have to prove you are “disabled” according to the Social Security Administration’s rules.
WHY ARE MOST PEOPLE DENIED BENEFITS?
The Social Security disability system involves thousands of complicated rules, regulations, and procedures. There are numerous ways the Social Security Administration can deny your claim.
One example of how this can occur is, a Social Security employee failed to obtain all your medical evidence, or the government used the wrong legal standard when evaluating your claim. Medical records can be interpreted in a number of ways, sometimes against you – so can your work history or your education. The Social Security Administration may rely on the opinions of doctors who never examine you and may fail to get the opinions of the doctors who know you best – your own treating doctors.
Sometimes the government will even deny your benefits because they “believe” you will get better and will be able to return to work. You may also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.
Frank Leon will help analyze your claim and help you understand the complex nature of winning Social Security Disability benefits.
Let us answer your questions about Social Security Disability free of charge and without obligation. Call us today at 251-445-4400 or submit a consultation request using the form below.
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