Applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) Benefits?
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If you’re hurting and cannot work because of a medical condition you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. Your first step on the road to relief is to complete an application for SSDI, but the process can seem overwhelming. You may not know where to begin and how to start.
The denial rate for initial application is very high: Approximately 65% of applicants are denied. At the reconsideration level it’s even worse, with more than 91 percent of applications denied. That’s why you need experienced help right from the start.
Application mistakes can derail your case but they are avoidable with the help of an experienced law firm. The Good Law Group, a firm dedicated to helping applicants obtain the benefits they deserve, can help you through this complicated process.
First-Time SSDI Applicants
The application phase in the Social Security Disability process of obtaining benefits can be the most important phase. If done wrong, early mistakes can completely stop you from ever receiving the disability benefits you deserve. The critical areas where claimants make mistakes are how they apply, how they answer the initial questionnaires and how they treat the people at the Social Security Administration(SSA).
There are at least four ways to apply for social Security benefits:
- In writing
- By phone
- In person
One of our main focuses early in the case is to determine what would be the best way for an individual to apply. Each of these four forms of applying has advantages and disadvantages. Our SSDI law firm will help you determine which method of applying is the best for your particular disability and situation.
After you file an application you will receive at least two questionnaires. One is called a work history questionnaire. It’s very important to fill out this questionnaire with the exact information the SSA is looking for. Filling this questionnaire out wrong could eventually cause you to lose the case. You should realize the SSA already has your work history from your tax information. This is form 3369 – Work History Report. The other form that is very important and somewhat tricky to fill correctly is the Function Report – Adult – form 3373. We assist our clients in filling this form out correctly.
Getting the Help You Need for your SSDI Case
There are many people employed at the SSA. Some are nice, professional and will try to help you get your claim approved. There are others who are not so nice, 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 SSA as possible. We understand that this is very stressful and we try help as much as possible.
We urge clients to contact us before taking the first initial step to apply for SSDI Benefits. This is because we can be effective at winning cases early if the proper information is provided to the SSA.
Call our office today at (800) 419-7606 for a free case evaluation. Remember, there’s no fee until you win.
Applying for benefits can be a long process. Our staff takes great care to offer the advice you need to understand that process, how to properly apply and what you can expect from the SSD program.
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