How To Get Approval The First Time For Social Security Disability

If you are disabled and cannot work, it is essential to begin receiving the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve, as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, it is estimated that 70 percent of all SSDI applications are denied on the first attempt. Plus, the Social Security Administration can take months — even years — to render a decision on applications and appeals.

You cannot afford to wait.

At Falzone & Wyler in Media, Pennsylvania, our lawyers have vast experience with Social Security Disability claims, from the initial application through the appeals process. Our attorneys know exactly what the Social Security claims examiners require.

Here are three of the most important things the examiners want.

1. Meet The Definition For Disability

The SSA is strict about how they define disability. Partial or temporary disability does not qualify you for benefits. To be disabled — by SSA definition — you must prove:

  • You are unable to do the work you did prior to your disability.
  • You are unable to do other work because of your disability.
  • Your disability will last at least a year or is expected to result in death.

If you meet this definition, you cannot engage in any "substantial gainful activity." If you earn too much money in a month, the SSA will determine you are not disabled.

2. Provide A Detailed Medical History

Not supplying enough information to prove disability is one of the most common reasons why benefits are denied. The SSA will want medical records dating back to the time at which you state you first became disabled. It is also important to prove you followed all orders from your doctor.

3. Provide Accurate Contact Information

Sometimes the smallest of details can lead to denial. For example, claims often are denied because the SSA is unable to contact a claimant. If you are difficult to reach for any reason, give SSA a reliable way to contact you.

These are just a few of the details that are important for Social Security claims. Attention to every detail is vital. If you have questions about applying for Social Security Disability benefits, speak with the lawyers at Falzone & Wyler.

Our Office Is Conveniently Located

Our office is located across the street from Media Borough Government Center and is within walking distance of the courthouse. Our location is convenient to the blue route and major arteries, and we have free parking on-site.

How To Contact Us

Do you need help with a Social Security claim? Contact the law firm of Falzone & Wyler in Media, Pennsylvania, today. Our attorneys offer a free one-hour consultation to all new clients. You can reach us by phone at 610-726-1634, toll free at 866-986-5647 or contact our lawyers online.