Biggest Mistakes Made in SSD Claims
According to the Social Security Administration, most disability denials are the result of insufficient medical evidence or documentation, insufficient work history information and an overall unfamiliarity with the requirements and procedures involved in the claim process. In addition to these technical errors, there are also several other important mistakes applicants make when applying for Social Security Disability Insurance. With the help of the experienced and detail oriented attorneys at Adams Law Group, you can eliminate many of these errors and mistakes during your application or appeal.
Not Requesting an Appeal
One of the most common procedural mistakes applicants make is failing to request an appeal or hearing in a timely manner. In fact, more than half of the people whose application are denied fail to appeal or request a hearing. Many of them simply assume that because they were turned down, they are out of luck.
One of the most important things applicant should know is that denials are commonplace during the disability process. Highly selective, the SSA denies more than 65% of first-time applicants. If you have been denied, our firm wants you to know that all is not lost and that you should not let a denial discourage from appealing your claim. If you choose to work with our firm, we can evaluate your original application to determine what we can improve and how we can assist you in compiling a stronger claim.
No Treatment Equals No Disability
We cannot stress this point enough. While other mistakes tend to consist of procedural issues that cause you to be denied for failing to file all the necessary and pertinent paperwork, not seeking medical treatment is an easily avoidable error. People who fail to obtain appropriate medical care or some people with long-term chronic medical problem often feel that they have not been helped much by doctors, and therefore do not seek treatment. This is a huge mistake for both medical and legal reasons. First, no one needs attentive medical care more than those with chronic medical problems. Second, medical treatment records provide the SSA with the most important supporting evidence of your disability.
Other individuals may fail to seek treatment because they do not have health insurance. This is also a mistake, as SSA judges and courts maintain the belief that if you are truly disabled, you will find some way to receive at least some treatment. Regardless if you are genuinely in need of disability benefits, the SSA will not approve your claim if there is insufficient medical documentation.
Avoid Mistakes by Hiring Our Firm
Undertaking either a first-time application or appeal without an attorney can be the most detrimental mistake you can make. Our firm has more than three decades of legal experience, and our attorneys have extensive experience in assisting applicants file claims. This means that there is almost nothing that we haven't seen or personally handled when it comes to disability claims. As a result, we know precisely how to avoid the mistakes that cause applicants to be denied. If you want to avoid these and other errors, contact Adams Law Group today.