Have you recently found yourself unable to work for medical reasons and are considering submitting a disability claim? Are you finding the process overwhelming and difficult to understand? You are not alone. The process for filing disability claims, and getting those claims approved so payment can begin, can be long and difficult for anyone. Not having one necessary document can mean that disability claims are denied, which then results in an appeal. However, approval for disability claims happens on a daily basis, and there are tips for how you can avoid making common mistakes that will slow down the process.
While collecting unemployment can help bridge a financial gap while waiting for approval on disability claims, it sends the wrong message. Submitting disability claims basically states that the applicant is unable to work due to medical reasons and that the applicant feels they will be unable to return to work. However, collecting unemployment gives an impression that an applicant is able to work, and would be available to do so if they obtained employment.
Continuing to Work After Applying
While this may seem like a no brainer, some individuals that have submitted disability claims have continued to work while waiting for their approval. Unfortunately, this is an easy way for a claim to be denied. Applicants may need the income to get by financially until their payments begin, but continuing to work gives the impression that the applicant is able to continue being employed. A person could also be denied because their income is over the amount allowed by Social Security.
Not Complying with Treatment
Another big mistake that some people make after submitting their disability claims is not complying with medical treatment. This can include not seeking treatment for their disability, discontinuing treatment, or not following advice from their doctor. For example, if someone is seeking disability for a psychiatric condition, and refusing to take necessary medication, this could lead to the disability claim not being approved.
Not having all the necessary documentation to show that you are disabled is another way for disability claims to be denied. Applicants need to show documented proof from a medical care provider that they are unable to work and are not likely to be able to work in the future. In addition, an applicant must have proof as to why they are unable to work.
Submitting disability claims is a stressful process – no one would deny that. If you feel that you have a claim for disability benefits, but are confused about the process, consider contacting an attorney in your area, such as Bruce K Billman, that specializes in disability claims. Doing so can help ensure that your claim is approved without a lengthy appeals process.
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