Social Security Disability claims increase

by lmallernee | June 21st, 2012

By the end of 2013, the Social Security Administration expects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims to reach 1.1 million, according to

SSDI provides monthly benefits to those under retirement age that can no longer work because of severe disability. The increase in initial claims highlights the need for an expert to help improve the likelihood of receiving SSDI benefits.

“In light of these levels of pending Social Security disability claims, it’s extremely important to be sure you qualify for SSDI benefits before applying,” said an assistant vice president of claims. “Then, it’s crucial to have all the necessary medical documentation and a treating physician’s support for your claim. One of the best ways to improve your chances earlier in the process is seeking professional SSDI representation.”

These five tips from may also help you:

(1) Be prepared. There are requirements based on age, work history, and disability.

(2) Know your claim. Medical records and documentation are key to all SSDI applications.

(3) Be consistent. Repeat the same information from form to form.

(4) Be patient. The SSDI process typically takes several months for the initial application to be reviewed.

(5) Consider getting help. Get a professional to help you with the forms, documentation, filings, calls, appointments, appeals, and interviews to produce a successful claim.

If you or someone you know needs help with Getting Your SSD Claim Approved, contact the Social Security Disability Lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.

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