Applying for disability benefits can be an overwhelming process; you're asked to provide a great deal of documentation and answer many questions. The Social Security Disability system involves thousands of complicated rules, regulations, and procedures. There are countless reasons the Social Security Administration could use to deny your claim. Often people are denied the first time, especially those who apply on their own without an attorney representing them.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines whether you are "disabled" by your inability to work. You and your doctor may know that you cannot continue to work, but that is not enough to get your claim approved. You must prove you are "disabled" according to the Social Security Disability Program legal definition.
Generally, SSA will consider you disabled under its rules if your medical records show you suffer from one or more conditions that meet Social Security's definition of disability, and you have been unable to work for a year or more because of your disability. Your work history, education and age will also be taken into consideration.
At Sackett and Associates, we will analyze your claim and guide you through this complex process. Our staff and attorneys have the experience and know-how to make the application process go more smoothly and increase your chances of approval.