Tips for Getting Your SSDI Application ApprovedBy Kenton Koszdin on May 16, 2022 | In Blogs
Obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be a time-consuming and unpleasant process. The vast majority of claimants are denied benefits at the outset of their applications, and it may take months, if not years, for a claimant to get the disability payments to which they are entitled.
It is critical to approach the SSDI application process with thorough preparation and knowledge of the prerequisites required by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It will help ensure that your claim is processed quickly and effectively.
Below we have compiled essential tips to help future applicants plan their SSDI application process and increase their chances of getting the approval.
1 – Submit Your Application First thing To guarantee that you receive the highest benefits available; you must include all of your documented disabilities, medical documents, and other supporting information in your SSDI application. An SSDI application will likely be denied if any of these elements are missing. Because SSDI applications can take a long time to process, submitting them as soon as possible is the best way to get payments relatively more quickly.
2 – Keep Track of Your Claim
There are numerous methods to track your SSDI claim. A confirmation number will be issued to you when you claim benefits. If you are unable or unsure about staying up to date with the process, you should hire a lawyer or advocate to handle your disability claim and keep in contact with them for updates.
3 – Medical Treatments and Diagnosis
Getting medical help for your disability is critical to your SSDI application’s success. To aid your case, keep a detailed record of all diagnoses and procedures you’ve had for your disability. Include all records of doctor visits, medical treatments prescribed, any specialists that you consulted, lab reports, and results of any tests that were administered in the process of diagnosing your disability. This information demonstrates to the SSA your concern about your disability, which may improve your chances of receiving SSDI benefits.
4 – Do Not Jeopardize your Claim
While your SSDI claim is processed, try not to work. Individuals awaiting SSDI claims are only eligible if they are unable to work. Working during the process of your SSDI claim might consequently contradict your disability claim and jeopardize your approval prospects. While part-time is an option, it is preferable to do so during a Trial Work Period while collecting SSDI payments.
If you have a disability and are struggling financially, and are unsure of your next steps, it is best to seek professional legal help. That will ensure that your SSDI application starts in a timely manner, is submitted correctly, and is more likely to be approved.
Call 800-438-7734 for your initial free consultation held in our office or from the comfort of your own home. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security attorneys in Van Nuys, can help you navigate the disability review process with ease and the best possible outcome for you and your family.