The application phase of receiving disability benefits can be the most important phase. If done wrong can entirely stop an individual from ever receiving the disability benefits they deserve. The critical areas claimants make mistakes in are how they apply, how they answer the initial questionnaires and how they treat the people at the Social Security Administration.
There are at least 4 ways to apply for Social Security benefits. You can apply in writing, you can apply on the phone, you can apply over the internet and you can apply in person. One of the main things we try to do early in the case is determine what would be the best way for an individual to apply. Each of these four forms of applying has advantages and disadvantages. One of the reason we want to meet with our client’s face to face is we want to determine which way applying is the best for their particular disabilities.
After a claimant files an application they typically receive at least 2 questionnaires. One is called a work history questionnaire. This questionnaire is very important to fill out with the exact information the Social Security Administration is looking for. Filling this questionnaire out wrong could eventually cause a claimant to lose their case. You should realize the Social Security Administration has your work history from your tax information. This is form 3369 Work History Report. The other form that very important and somewhat tricky to fill correctly is the FUCNTION REPORT – ADULT form 3373. We assist our clients in filling this form out correctly.
There are many people who are employed at the Social Security Administration. Some are nice, professional and trying to help you get your claim approved. There are some people who are not so nice and not so professional and not really trying to help you get your claim approved. We try and relieve this burden from our clients by handling as many of the calls from the Social Security Administration as possible. We understand that this is very stressful we try help as much as possible.
We accept cases before people apply for their Social Security benefits. This is because we can be effective at winning cases early if the proper information is provided to the Social Security Administration.