4 Common Issues of Social Security Disability Cases

March 30th, 2016 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

When filing a claim for social security disability in Idaho, there are several issues that could prevent you from getting the benefits that you deserve. Here are 4 of the most common issues that people face:

Lack of Representation

Of over 300 people interviewed who were applying for SSD benefits, 51% of them said that they were unaware that they could hire an attorney to help them with their initial application. People who took the time to hire legal representation to file a claim find that they are more likely to receive their benefits.

Insufficient Information Provided

When filing a claim, it’s important to provide enough information to help determine whether or not you are eligible for benefits. Make sure to include your work history, medical needs, physical limitations, primary care physicians and medical specialists, and information in regards to the extent of your disability.

Inadequate Knowledge of Procedures

Even though two-thirds of all claims are denied the first time that they are submitted, don’t give up. Your attorney can help you appeal the decision, but it needs to be done before the deadline or you’ll have to repeat the process all over again. Your attorney will walk through the process with you and answer any questions that you may have.

Inept at Correcting Inaccuracies

You may not have caught an error before applying initially, but you’ll need to correct it before appealing the decision. Many people wrongfully assume that they’ll need to start all over again to correct the inaccuracy, but you can make the change while appealing the case. Your attorney can help you do this.

Remember, you can overcome all these common filing issues with the help of an attorney. If you have any further questions or would like to set up a consulation, feel free to contact us or visit our website.

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