Getting approved for SSDI benefits with your first application is rare, but there are things you can do to increase the likelihood your application is approved. Winning your benefits with your first application is critical, because you will receive benefits faster and you can stay out of the financial pitfalls associated with waiting for appeals to finalize.
How to Win Social Security Disability Insurance Cases
To speed up the processing and approval, you will need to be diligent in your paperwork. Some things you can do include:
- Listing in Detail - On your application, list all sources of medical treatment that you have received. This includes the names and contact information for physicians that have provided treatment, clinics or hospitals you have visited, and the dates of treatment received at each facility. Ensure that medical records stretching as far back as possible are sent to the SSA as well. This may improve the chances you will receive retroactive benefits too.
- Copies of Medical Records - An examiner spends a lot of time with a claim usually because the proper medical records are awaited. By submitting those records with your claim, you can improve the speed with which they approve and also help thwart any denials.
- Following Instructions and Reviewing Before Submittal - SSDI claims have strict instructions and failure to follow them can result in a denial. Read the instructions closely and review your claim application before submitting to ensure you have not missed anything.
- Hire a Social Security Disability Insurance Attorney in Albany - An attorney can work proactively to help submit your claim and increase the likelihood of approval. Attorneys have experience filing the SSDI applications; therefore, they know what information you must document and which records to provide.
Filing for SSDI is a complicated, lengthy process. Because so many first-time claims are denied, it is best to enlist the assistance of an attorney early on so that you can ensure a timely submission and hopefully avoid a denial. The attorneys at Erwin, McCane & Daly can assist you with your SSDI application.
Call us today at 518-449-2245 to discuss your eligibility with an SSDI lawyer or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.