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Common mistakes that people make when filing for SSD

On Behalf of | Feb 3, 2021 | Social Security Disability |

When you file for Social Security Disability benefits in Pennsylvania, a single error might cause the office to deny your claim. This could delay your acceptance for days or even weeks. To get your disability check as soon as possible, it’s important that you review the information and make sure that everything is correct before submitting it.

What are some common SSD mistakes?

When they apply for SSD, many people assume that their medical records and doctor’s reports will back up their claims. Unfortunately, your doctor’s report might actually contradict your claims. Make sure you read any documents you submit to ensure that your doctor backs you up.

If you’ve recently moved to a new area or changed your phone number, make sure you include your updated contact information in your application. Many applications are denied simply because the office can’t get ahold of the applicant. The examiner might need to follow up with you to collect more information before they accept your application.

When it receives your application, the office might ask you to take part in an examination to determine the extent of your disabilities. It’s important that you attend the examination on the scheduled date or let the office know ahead of time if you need to reschedule. Otherwise, you might be denied if you don’t show up.

A disability claims attorney might be able to help you fill out your application. They could recommend forms and medical records that you should include to increase your risk of acceptance.

How do you file for SSD?

Your financial obligations don’t disappear if you’re too sick or disabled to work. You’ll still have to pay for rent, groceries, utility fees, gas and other household expenses as well as your medical fees. If you’re accepted into the SSD program, you can receive a monthly check that covers most of your expenses.

However, many people receive a rejection or two before they’re finally accepted. If you want to get your benefits as quickly as possible, consider hiring an attorney to help you through the process.