Tips For Successfully Applying For Social Security Disability

by | Jan 6, 2016 | Lawyers

While the twists and turns of social security law in Missouri causes many people to give up on trying to get their social security disability or SSI if you have the right law firm in your corner your chances will be improved dramatically. While it isn’t required that you have a lawyer when filing for disability, it is recommended. After all, very few people can navigate the system when it comes to social security law in Missouri. Read on below for some tips to help you successfully apply for your social security disability benefits.

What are the Statistics?

Before you sit down to fill out your disability application, you should know that disability approval rates tend to vary from year to year. In most years, however, 30 percent of the applications are approved on the first try, but 70 percent are denied. This means that if you are denied you will need to go through the appeals process and it is recommended that you get a lawyer to help you with the process. If you have a well prepared case during this second go round, it is very possible that you will be approved.

Applying for Disability

Many people start the process by trying to apply online, however, in many cases it is not possible to do so. If you aren’t sure of where you stand in this process, it’s better to either contact an attorney or start your journey at your local social security office instead.

What are the Qualifications?

Whether you are an adult or you are applying for a child, there are qualifications that must be met in Missouri if you want to receive your benefits.

   * Review of medical records
   * Determination of the extent of the disability and how much your functions are limited, physically and mentally.
   * Comparing past work with future work to see if you are capable of doing any type of work at all.

For a child, it often comes down to whether they are able to do the same things as their peers of the same age in a school setting.

These are just a few tips to get you prepared for what is to come when applying for social security disability. Applying for disability can be a confusing and daunting task, which is why it is recommended that you retain a reputable disability lawyer to help you with the process.

If you are unaware of social security law in Missouri, and how to go about applying for your social security disability, contact the Grundy Disability Group for help today. They are waiting to help you with your claim click here.

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