SSDI applications: getting it right the first time around

by May 10, 2016

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If you are struggling with a serious injury or illness, you can benefit from all the help you can get. This includes medical care, physical assistance and emotional support as you cope with your condition. However, you should also remember that financial help can also be critical.

In the event that you are coping with a severe health problem, you will likely discover that your financial situation will start getting less and less stable. The combination of being unable to work and the increased medical expenses can prove to be overwhelming. And while this probably won’t happen overnight, it can be important that you seek financial support as soon as possible.

One form of support that may be available to you is Social Security disability. These benefits help people cover the cost of basic care and medical necessities when they are not earning a paycheck.

Unfortunately, these benefits can be difficult and frustrating to apply for. The process is confusing, the system is overloaded and most applications are initially denied as a result. 

The Social Security Administration looks for any mistake, oversight or unclear detail to deny an application, so to increase your chances for approval, having a clear, comprehensive and properly prepared application can be crucial.

Because you have likely never been through this process before, you may not know what to do to prepare the strongest application possible or what mistakes to avoid. The attorneys at our law firm, on the other hand, have years of experience helping people navigate the Social Security system to pursue benefits. We know what a good application should have and what yours may be missing.

If you have any questions about applying for disability benefits or appealing a denial, we encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about our firm and our background in Tennessee Social Security claims.