Tips to Remember When Applying for Social Security Disability

person filing out social security disability paperwork

Applying for Social Security Disability is a hard and stressful process millions of Americans endure each year in hopes to get the benefits they need. It is a complex process that requires multiple forms of evidence, mountains of paperwork and deadlines that must be met.

Below are eight tips to help assist individuals who have not yet filed a claim for Social Security Disability, but plan to in the near future:

  1. Make sure you are prepared for your disability application and the process before you begin. There will be a pretty lengthy wait time and a lot of paperwork that has to be filed on time.
  2. Make sure all of your medical records are together and in order. You may also want to submit them when you first apply for disability to help the process move along faster.
  3. Make sure to have your pain symptoms on record so when you do apply the Social Security Administration can take it into consideration.
  4. Never minimize your pain or any other symptoms you are having. Make sure to be detailed in how your symptoms & conditions affect your daily activities.
  5. Always list each medical condition, physical or mental, you suffer from. A majority of approved disability cases depend on your medical conditions.
  6. List all of your various symptoms on your application. This can go a long way towards establishing just how much you can function on a day to day basis and how limited you are.
  7. Have your doctor make a proper statement to add to your case. Your doctor will be able to explain in much more detail how your condition is affecting you and will affect you in the long run.
  8. Provide a detailed work history in order to strengthen your case. Your work history is extremely important when applying for disability; the more detailed the better.

If you have been denied social security disability benefits, don’t give up. Call Disability Attorneys of Michigan at 800-949-2900 for a free confidential consultation. We’ll let you know if we can help you get a monthly check.

It is very difficult trying to get social security disability benefits on your own in Michigan. Call Disability Attorneys of Michigan for help.

You can speak with one of our disability professionals absolutely free. Ask us any questions, and we will work hard to get you the disability benefits you deserve. If we do not win your disability case, you owe us nothing. We only get paid if we win your disability benefits claim.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan works hard every day helping the disabled in Michigan get the disability benefits they need. If you are unable to work, contact Disability Attorneys of Michigan for a free consultation at 800-949-2900.

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