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If you’re disabled and burdened from not being able to work, you might be entitled to disability benefits. However, obtaining these benefits can be a challenging task to handle on your own. The Social Security Administration can initially deny your claim and has rigorous requirements for proving your entitlement to these benefits that can be daunting to handle without the help of a lawyer.
Mark T. Hurt has over twenty-five years of legal experience that he can draw upon in helping injured and disabled clients. Our firm can make sure that going through the process of working with The Social Security Administration is not a discouraging one. Our firm will work to get you your benefits in a timely manner.
Tips for Winning Social Security Disability Disability Case
If you’re no longer able to work due to a disability, you have the option of applying for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration will then determine if you meet the criteria for Social Security Disability benefits in your state. It’s important to understand that the SSA rejects the majority of disability claims when they’re first submitted. There are several things you can do to increase your chances of getting your application approved the first time or approved on appeal if you’ve already had your first application rejected. Working with an experienced Social Security disability attorney from The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt is an excellent place to start.
Don’t Wait Too Long to Apply
If you’ve suffered a disability, it’s important to apply for Social Security Disability benefits as soon as possible. If you keep putting it off and don’t submit your application until months after you first became disabled, that wait could be detrimental to your claim. The SSA may determine that your condition isn’t serious enough to warrant benefits if you waited so long to apply, especially if you kept working as you waited to apply. Similarly, don’t wait to long to work with a Social Security disability attorney to appeal a rejected claim for similar reasons.
Be As Thorough as Possible
The amount of paperwork you have to fill out and documents you have to send in can be overwhelming. However, in order to get approved for disability benefits, you can’t leave anything out of your application. If you skip over just one question or forget to submit one document, your application will likely be denied. An experienced Social Security disability attorney can help you fill out this application or submit an appeal in ways that better ensure the success of your petition.
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
If you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits, it’s more important than ever to listen to your doctor’s orders. For example, if your doctor advised you to go to physical therapy, you should go to all your sessions and obtain records of it. Doing this can show the SSA that you’re doing everything you can to improve your condition.
Don’t Stretch the Truth
In your Social Security Disability application, it’s important to be completely honest. If you exaggerate your symptoms even a little, you could lose out on benefits.
Don’t Disclose Too Much
While it’s important to be honest, you also shouldn’t overshare in your application. It typically isn’t a good idea to include information that you weren’t asked about. For example, if you weren’t directly asked in the application, you shouldn’t volunteer information about your criminal history or drug abuse. Doing so may actually hurt your case. A Social Security disability attorney can advise you in regard to what information you should volunteer and what information isn’t required for your application to be considered.
Hire a Social Security Lawyer
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits or appealing a rejected application can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s in your best interest to work with a qualified Social Security disability attorney. Our firm’s legal team can guide you through the application or appeals process, present your case in a professional manner and protect your best interests.
Contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt today to see how we can help. Once we have had a chance to learn about your situation we can explain the best options available.
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