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How to Get Your Social Security Disability Claim to Go Through

Putting together a Social Security disability claim may take time and significant effort to sail through successfully. There are approaches through which you can reduce the challenges involved in the process. The strategies include availing the required information timely, filling the paperwork appropriately and on time, and submitting health records early. Read through to know how you can get your Social Security disability hearing sooner.

File for an on the Record Review

The first stages of the process involve the submission of disability evidence. After that, you may file for an OTR review to reduce the waiting time. With sufficient evidence, a high-ranking officer can hasten the judgment within a short duration. However, the judge in charge may deny or grant you approval based on various aspects. They may also need your lawyer’s input to make a ruling.

Without a disability lawyer, you cannot debate about an onset date. That way, the only option you have is to wait for the hearing, which may take a long time. However, if you have an attorney, they can help negotiate for better terms.

Work With an Experienced Lawyer

Working with an attorney gives you an upper hand when it comes to getting a hearing on time. They add weight to your claim by presenting evidence the right way, legally. Besides saving you the waiting time, this also gives you a better chance of fair judgment. You are likely to face more hurdles through the process when working alone than when a lawyer represents you.

Understanding How Compassionate Allowance Favors You

Individuals filing for Social Security disability claims may earn the benefits with minimal struggle if they suffer from a particular health condition. However, one must meet all the required qualifications. Providing evidence to prove your illness is mandatory for Social Security to approve your hearing within a few weeks. A lawyer can help you understand the types of sicknesses that the regulating body considers.

Who Is an Eligible Candidate?

Understanding that not everybody qualifies for disability benefits saves you time when struggling to get a hearing. You are eligible to file for the benefits if you get disabled in various ways. However, you cannot continue earning substantial pay after recovering from the disability. Similarly, if you prove the ability to work and earn an income later, the regulating body considers that you are no longer disabled.

The time it takes you to file for disability claims may vary from one state to another, depending on various factors. Understanding these aspects comes with loads of benefits.

Author information: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter: @RachelleWilber

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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