Scheduled for an upcoming Social Security Disability medical exam? Here’s what you need to know before you go, including six things you should never do.
If you say (or do) the wrong thing on your Disability paperwork, your claim could end up in the reject pile. Here’s some pointers on what NOT to do.
Find out how much you could receive in Social Security Disability payments, when benefits will start, and how long you may collect.
People going through the Disability process sometimes feel frustrated and want to quit ― but there’s good reason to stay the course. Most people who get approved receive more than monthly payments. They also receive a substantial amount of back pay.
When it comes to getting Social Security Disability benefits, waiting is often the hardest part. Claims seem to work their way through the system at a snail’s pace. And while the timetable is mostly out of your control, there are some potential ways to cut through the red tape and get a Disability decision quicker.
Social Security Disability hearings can be nerve-wracking. There’s a lot on the line. Your financial future could depend on the outcome of this proceeding ― and how well you answered questions. The Disability team at McDonald Law Firm understands how stressful this process can be and what’s at stake. In an effort to improve your odds of obtaining much-needed benefits, we offer Six Disability Hearing Tips:
The Social Security Administration manages two federal disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Because their abbreviated titles are just one letter off, it is easy to get the two confused. Both programs offer cash benefits to disabled individuals who cannot work, but they are actually quite different.
It is not uncommon for Social Security Disability claims to get denied. In fact, it occurs more often than not. Some claims are denied for medical reasons while others are denied for technical reasons, such as making too much money. While the reasons for rejection vary, the Disability team at McDonald Law Firm has identified some surefire ways to get a thumbs down.
Everyone makes mistakes, but in some arenas, there isn’t much room for error. Social Security Disability is one of them. Getting benefits can be difficult. The process is often long and frustrating, and the stakes are high. One misstep and your claim could be delayed or denied. In an effort to improve your chances of success, the Disability team at McDonald Law Firm help you avoid these 10 Social Security Disability Mistakes:
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