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How to File for Social Security Disability Benefits to Minimize Risk of Rejection

Work with leading New Port Richey Social Security lawyer to complete your application or appeal a rejection

Social Security disability benefits provide financial support for those who are no longer able to work because of a disability caused by an illness or injury. To qualify, you must have worked a minimum number of years in a job covered by Social Security. Additionally you must show that you have an injury or illness that undermines your ability to perform any work for at least 12 months — not just the work that you were accustomed to doing. Once you are sure that you meet these qualifications, you can apply online for disability benefits.

Before you go online and start typing in information, it is imperative to learn more about the application process to minimize the risk of having your claim denied — a high probability thanks to the Social Security Administration rejecting a large percentage of applications for benefits. Working with a skilled New Port Richey Social Security lawyer can help you put together a stronger application to reduce your risk of rejection. An experienced Social Security disability attorney with The Rooth Law Firm also helps you appeal if your application is rejected, increasing your chances of getting the benefits you need.

Information and documentation needed for your SSD application

One reason that so many applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied is that they do not contain the proper documentation or because important details are missing. In order to improve your chances of success on the first try, you need to gather all the relevant information and documentation before you begin your application. Some of the information and documentation you will need includes:

  • Social Security number
  • Proof of age
  • Dates that you visited doctors and other healthcare professionals for medical care
  • Names and contact information for those doctors and healthcare professionals
  • Copies of medical records that you have from visits to doctors, counselors, caseworkers and others involved in your care
  • Test results from blood and lab work
  • Work history, including dates and a description of the type of work performed
  • Recent W-2 or federal tax return

You may also need to show proof of your spouse’s income, which can be considered when determining your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits. In addition, you may be able to provide medical documentation after submitting your application online, but it is better to have the documentation on hand when you fill out the application so that you can be sure of the accuracy of the information you are providing. Any omissions or errors can result in your application being rejected.

Working with a Social Security disability lawyer to appeal is critical to success

If your initial application is rejected, you should not let that be the end of your efforts. A high percentage of applications are rejected, so you should consider the rejection as just the first step in your claims process. The next step is contacting one of our experienced New Port Richey Social Security disability lawyers to file an appeal. We help you put together the right documentation to make a stronger case for your claim for benefits. By working with us, your chances of getting the benefits you need are increased, and the process moves faster and smoother.

Call an experienced New Port Richey Social Security lawyer to get the benefits you need

The experienced Social Security disability attorneys at The Rooth Law Firm help clients get the Social Security disability benefits they need. Call us today at (727) 849-3400 to find out how we can help, or contact us online. We are committed to getting results.

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