10 Tips For Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits How To Maximize Your Chances Of Approval

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Introduction

1. Determine The Date Your Disability Began To Interfere With Work

2. List Every Condition That May Interfere With Your Work

3. Never Downplay Your Symptoms…

4. But Don’t Exaggerate

5. Make Sure To Get Into The Details

6. Discuss How Your Activity Interferes With Your Day-To-Day Life

7. Keep A Log Of All Of The Treatment You’ve Received

8. File As Soon As You Can

9. Submit As Many Medical Records As You Can

10. Be Patient – Approval Takes Time

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Introduction

Wondering how you can make sure that your disability application is approved? The team at Metts Law Firm, LLC is here to help. Check out these 10 tips!

1. Determine The Date Your Disability Began To Interfere With Work

You’ll want to make sure that you know exactly when your disability began so that you can get all of the back pay that you’re eligible for once you’ve been approved.

2. List Every Condition That May Interfere With Your Work

Don’t just focus on the major conditions that you have, or the one that you think will get you approved. If you have multiple conditions that interfere, list all of the ones that apply.

3. Never Downplay Your Symptoms…

Don’t be embarrassed about your symptoms, particularly mental ones. Be honest and truthful, and be as accurate as possible when discussing how you’re suffering from a disability.

4. But Don’t Exaggerate

At the same time, though, don’t over-exaggerate, or list symptoms you’re not experiencing. This could lead to a rejection of your application.

5. Make Sure To Get Into The Details

Be very clear and specific when talking about your symptoms, how they interfere with your work responsibilities, how often they put you in the hospital, and other such details.

6. Discuss How Your Activity Interferes With Your Day-To-Day Life

You should also make sure you talk about how your disability affects you when you’re trying to live your normal, day-to-day life, and any limitations it puts on your lifestyle.

 

7. Keep A Log Of All Of The Treatment You’ve Received

Keep a list of all of the doctors you’ve seen, appointments, information about each visit, medications that you have tried and how they’ve affected you, any surgeries you’ve undergone, and so forth.

8. Submit As Many Medical Records As You Can

Along with your log of treatments, submit all applicable medical records that you can get, to help bolster your case.

9. File As Soon As You Can

You shouldn’t wait weeks – or even months – to file your claim. File as soon as you think you need to, or you risk getting into financial trouble.

10. Be Patient – Approval Takes Time

Even in the best of times, approval can take months. That’s why it’s so important to apply early and provide thorough, honest, complete information.

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Need help with a Social Security Disability case? We’re here to help! Get in touch with an attorney at Metts Law Firm, LLC now, and we’d be happy to review your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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