While the Social Security Administration is pretty good about notifying you with their decision or whether they need additional information, sometimes things fall through the cracks. If you haven’t heard anything from the Social Security Administration for a couple months, it might be a good idea to call your local Social Security office to check the status of your … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Check the Status of Your Claim
The Social Security Administration has an appeals process in place for applicants who disagree with its ruling. In fact, most people approved for disability benefits had to go through at least one level the process. Even if your request for benefits is denied at the initial appeal level - don’t fret! Your chances of approval go up after filing multiple appeals. There are … [Read more...] about It’s All About Appeals – 4 Levels
This question is a common one among disability applicants. After all, you more than likely don’t have any source of income during the period you are waiting on a decision, so you may be tempted to just "power through it" until you hear back with a decision. The answer: kind of. Most attorneys will tell you that your case has the best chance of approval if you are not … [Read more...] about Can I Work While Awaiting Disability Approval?
Applying for disability benefits is a long, drawn-out process. It’s not necessarily time consuming to apply, it’s just the waiting for answers part that takes forever. Don’t draw the process out longer by doing things that could potentially hurt your case. When applying for disability benefits, you should avoid doing these 10 things: 1. Applying when your medical … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Do When Filing for Social Security Disability
While most of the Social Security Disability application is fairly straightforward, some parts are a little ambiguous. It can be hard to know what information the Social Security Administration (SSA) is looking for as it evaluates your claim. Assuming you already know the basics, like your name, Social Security number and the name of your spouse, here are nine secrets that … [Read more...] about 9 Useful Secrets For Filling Out The Social Security Disability Application