Did you know that most people find getting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to be quite the challenge? Well, it’s no secret to our legal team, because we handle SSDI cases everyday. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies almost everyone the first time they apply. So, don’t feel too disheartened if the SSA sends back your first claim “denied.”
How to avoid SSDI “denial”
First, your disability must be on the SSA’s list of disabilities. Next, you must provide the right medical documents. In addition, you must prove financial need.
Importantly, you must fill out every field of your application accurately. Truly, even the smallest mistake can cause a denied claim.
For example, the SSA denies around 70 percent of all first-time SSDI applications. Also, the SSA denies most people for reasons unrelated to whether they are truly disabled or not.
In other words, common reasons why the SSA denies people boils down to improperly completed forms or failing to provide necessary records.
How Attorneys Help
Obviously, to avoid these problems, you should turn to an attorneys with experience and dedication to getting the job done right. What will a Gerling Law SSDI attorney do?
- First, we present your disability in terms that comply with qualifying disabilities.
- Second, we ensure that your income meets SSDI requirements.
- Third, we put your application together properly and review it to avoid errors.
As a result, when you work with a skilled attorney from the outset, you can improve the chances that you will be among the 30 percent that get approval on the first try.
That being said, if SSA has already denied your claim, getting an attorney’s help can help you handle the complicated appeals process. Furthermore, it increases your chances of finally getting the disability benefits you deserve.
If you need an SSDI attorney, Gerling Law is here to help.
Gerling Law is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation to individuals and their families. With over 50 years of experience, Gerling Law has helped thousands of people in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wide variety of personal injury and consumer protection cases, including trucking accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and social security disability. In addition, Gerling Law takes pride in the fact that we have never represented insurance companies, hospitals or large corporations and that we fight against powerful companies for our clients.