Need to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Surprisingly, many applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied due to incomplete submission and other careless mistakes. This is yet another reason to obtain help from an experienced SSDI attorney when preparing and submitting your application.
If you need to apply for Social Security disability, here’s what you need to know:
While the Social Security Administration is making it easier to apply for disability benefits on your own by way of a phone call, in person or online. Even so, whether you choose to apply yourself or if you work with an attorney, you’ll need medical documentation that legitimizes the severity of your condition or disability. Equally important during this process is keeping up with regular doctor visits and recommended courses of treatment for your condition.
Remember, you will be required to prove that your condition is making work-related activities difficult or impossible. Thus, it’s wise to keep a log of how you feel on a daily basis, including specific ways that your medical condition is preventing you from performing certain tasks such as walking, standing or sitting. You may also note the way your medication affects you. For instance, some prescription treatments impair memory and concentration, as well as one’s ability to maintain a certain pace.
If your medical condition is on the approved list posted by the Social Security Administration, you can be fairly confident that your application will be approved. On the other hand, it’s necessary to consult an experienced attorney that helps you every step of the way, from filling out the application to submitting it and following up.
With over 35+ years of experience, Wern Lawyers in North Charleston is happy to provide legal expertise to you regarding your application and claim.
Call Wern Lawyers For Help Applying For Your Social Security Disability Benefits
When it comes to applying for Social Security disability benefits, the team at Wern Lawyers realizes that the earlier we can be involved in your case, the easier the process can be for you. Because every disability case is different and not every condition is recognized by the SSA, we can help you determine whether your disability appears on target for approval. From there, we’re happy to assist you in your application. While we cannot guarantee that your application will be approved, we can ensure that you avoid the administrative quirks involved in the process.
To make the application process go smoother, gather the following materials and keep them on hand:
- Dates, locations of marriages and divorces
- Names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers for minor children and spouse
- Checking account number
- Savings account number
- Name and number for emergency contact person
- Doctor’s name, address and phone number for any medical treatment and/or facilities you’ve received after you ceased working full time
- Current list of medications
- Employment history (could go back 15 years)
For additional legal expertise and guidance pertaining to your application, contact Wern Lawyers in North Charleston today.