When you go to apply for disability benefits, it’s important to be completely honest about the severity of your symptoms. If there are any inconsistencies in your statements or medical records, it will hurt your chances of getting approved. Resist the urge to exaggerate your symptoms. It’s unnecessary, and has the potential to hurt your case more than help … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Be Honest About the Severity of Your Conditions on Your Application
Before your disability hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ), your attorney may decide to request an on-the-record (OTR) review. An OTR review is a process where the ALJ will review your medical records and issue a decision outside of a hearing. Generally, if your attorney decides to request an OTR review, it will be after you have submitted a request for a hearing … [Read more...] about What is an On-the-Record Review?
Depending on which state you live in, after one or two Social Security disability denials, you may have to go before an administrative law judge (ALJ) to appeal the decision. Your chances of approval significantly go up during this stage of the appeals process, and while it can be a little intimidating thinking about going before a judge, the proceedings are actually much … [Read more...] about What To Expect During Your Disability Hearing
Getting denied for disability benefits can be frustrating, after all, there’s an important reason you’re applying for them. Fortunately, there is a process you can go through to appeal the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) unfavorable decision. Instead of filing a new claim for benefits, you should file a request for reconsideration. Asking for a reconsideration will … [Read more...] about How To Request a Social Security Disability Reconsideration
It can come as quite a shock to some social security applicants that their disability claim was denied. In a perfect world, these much-needed benefits would be immediately available to those who qualify for them. Unfortunately, roughly 70 percent of initial claims are denied. On the plus side, there is a process you can go through to appeal the Social Security … [Read more...] about What Should I Do If I am Denied For Social Security?