You may have heard from friends or loved ones before that applying for Social Security Disability and getting approved can be challenging. That may be true in some cases but there are things you can do that can improve your chances of getting approved for social security disability. Our Lake of the Ozarks Social Security Disability lawyers are here to give you a few tips that can help with this process. For help applying, call the experienced Social Security Disability attorneys in Camdenton and Lebanon at Deputy and Mizell today at 573-346-9990.
3 Tips That Can Help You Get APPROVED For Social Security Disability
1. Apply as soon as you possibly can.
It’s important to realize how long the social security disability process can actually take. The sooner you apply the better. Once you apply, at the first stage, it typically takes 90 to 120 days for the Social Security Administration to review your claim and either approve or deny your application. On top of that, only about 30 percent of Social Security disability applications are approved at this stage. If not approved at this stage, you then can request for reconsideration, if still denied, request a hearing level. If you don’t agree with the decision, you can then bring it to the Appeals Council and if denied by the Appeals Council, appeal to the Federal District Court. As you can see, this can be a VERY lengthy process, which is why we advise you to apply as soon as you possibly can to help yourself get approved in a timely fashion.
2. Don’t work too much in the meantime.
The whole point of Social Security Disability is to have a source of income because you can’t work at all or as much as you used to, due to a disability. If you are trying to work full-time while battling with your disability and trying to get approved for SSD, it can be seen as if you are trying to cheat the system. The Social Security Administration is very good when looking into an applicant and if you’re working too much, they will likely find out and deny your claim.
3. Hire an EXPERIENCED Social Security Disability Attorney to help you.
An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can guide you through the entire process of applying. You can also get very discouraged if you are denied at the first stage and having someone who has been through this many times before and won, can really boost your confidence and make you feel at ease.
Call Deputy and Mizell Today For Help WINNING Your Social Security Disability Case!
Our social security disability lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks represent claimants throughout Kansas City and St. Louis. This includes serving disabled individuals in:
- Jefferson City
…and throughout Missouri. Give us a call today for a free consultation!
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