If you’re ready to file a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim, you are already struggling with a medical condition. Handling your own SSDI claim is just one more obstacle to deal with. When you consider that about 49% of SSDI claims are denied, it is in your best interests to do everything you can to get approved the first time you apply. Keep reading to learn three tips for winning your SSDI case.
#1 – File Your Claim Immediately
As soon as you know you have a disabling condition, start the application process. Your claim may take months to get through the application system. Don’t wait until your financial resources are depleted. Get the process started quickly.
Also, if your claim is denied, you may appeal the decision. It may be months or even a year before your appeal is finally resolved. Why wait when winning your SSDI case is so important?
#2 – Keep Up with Your Medical Treatments
You will need compelling medical evidence to support your disability claim. Your medical providers will provide information to the SSA that is critical to the success of your claim.
If you don’t keep seeing your doctor, the SSA may assume you really are not in such bad shape. Also, refusing to follow your doctor’s treatment gives the impression that you don’t really need the treatment. If you cannot prove you are medically qualified to receive SSDI benefits, your claim probably will be denied.
#3 – Hire an Attorney
The SSDI application process is complicated. Who has time to read all of the regulations and requirements? It helps to understand the system before you file your claim. If you’ve never applied for SSDI, then you may find yourself struggling even to complete the application.
If you are one of the 51% of applicants whose first claims are rejected, you need an attorney to navigate the appeal system. Doesn’t it make sense to have an attorney backing you from the beginning?
Get the Benefits You Deserve When You Need Them.
Sometimes you need a lawyer, not a paralegal or advisor. Your case receives the attention and care of experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at The Law Offices of Martin Taller.
For your free consultation, call us at 714-385-8100. We are located in Anaheim, but we assist clients throughout Southern California.