Avoid These Common SSD Mistakes

by Staff | May 15th, 2019

A portion of every paycheck you earn goes back to the Social Security Administration (SSA). While most people get that money back when they retire, you may qualify for early benefits if you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits serve as a safety net to those who can’t earn a paycheck as a result of disabling conditions.

Unfortunately, SSD benefits aren’t easy to obtain. In fact, the SSA denies more initial claims than it approves—and if you’ve never applied for benefits before, the process can feel confusing and intimidating. The nationwide Social Security Disability attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin want to help.

Why Did the SSA Deny My Claim?

The SSA often rejects or denies claims based on the following mistakes:

  • Waiting too long to apply for benefits—It’s important for to apply for benefits as soon as you become disabled. Waiting too long not only leaves you without income—it can also make the SSA skeptical of your claim.
  • Failure to follow doctors’ orders—The SSA reviews your medical records and your doctors’ proposed treatment protocols. Failing to follow doctors’ orders may result in a denial.
  • Applying for benefits without an attorney—The application process can be long and complicated, and paperwork must be filled out completely and accurately and submitted on time. Having an attorney on your side can help maximize your chances of approval.

Minor mistakes on an SSD benefits application or appeal can result in denial, but we’re here to help. We have more than 40 years of experience helping SSD applicants like you, and we know what it takes to give you the best chances of approval. Don’t face the SSA alone. Let us handle the paperwork and deadlines so you can focus on your health and your family. Contact an Indiana social security disability attorney today.

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