A lot of things must have been going through your mind when you found out about your disability. Thinking about how to go on and supporting yourself and your family may be one of the things that crossed your mind. Your disability may prevent you from working again. To make ends meet, you may be looking at filing a Social Security Disability benefit. It is a tough decision to make. You also have to accept the fact that you may no longer get back to your previous job. Or that you may be taking an early retirement. You also have to get yourself ready for a lengthy process of filing and/or appealing your disability claim.
In filing for your disability claim, you have to prove that your disability prevents you from working for at least 12 continuous months. You should be able to provide enough medical documents and a physician’s opinion or recommendation for your medical condition. Your birth certificate, W-2 forms and/or self-employment tax returns, naturalization papers, and/or military discharge papers are also needed in filing your claim.
There is no guarantee that your claim will be approved on the initial application. This applies even if your disability is listed on the Social Security Disability list of impairment. 70 percent of the disability claims get denied at the initial stage, so it is important to include all important documents to your application. Securing the necessary documents can be complicated and may take a lot of time.
It is best that you work with a Social Security Disability attorney to help you make sure you have submitted all the documents required to get you that disability claim. It is still possible to have your claim be approved. Our disability advocates and lawyers will help you fill out your application, get the necessary documents ready, submit your application and keep you updated with your Social Security Disability application status. Even if your application was denied at the initial stage, our professional team will help you appeal your case. It is a known fact that applicants represented by a disability lawyer or advocate win more often than those who applied by themselves.
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