How can I increase my chances of winning my SSI/SSDI claim?
Any case that meets or equals the criteria of the impairments listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book will automatically qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Social Security will provide benefits for an illness or injury that leaves you totally disabled. To qualify for SSDI, your disability should prevent you from working at your current job, or any other job where your skills can be transferred or engaging in any substantial gainful activity (SGA). The SGA is a level of income set by Social Security every year.
Since the criteria for approval are clearly laid out, the applicant can increase their chances for approval of SSD or SSI claim by providing as much medical and non-medical proof as you can to show that you meet the criteria.
Tips for winning Social Security benefits
Make sure you submit these documents to increase your chances of winning Social Security benefits:
- Your treating physician’s professional opinion about your condition detailing the limitations of your disability and the duration. A good amount of attention is given to your doctor’s prognosis of your condition.
- Blood reports and diagnostics that support your disability to work at any job clearly establishing the limitations of your physical or mental impairments.
- A list of all treatment sources, the dates of treatment, the prescription given, any tests that were conducted.
- Old records should also be submitted as this will help Social Security to establish how far back your disability began.
- A detailed list of the jobs you have been engaged in for the past 15 years.
If you have a solid case that deserves approval and you are denied benefits, you can go to the next level and request a reconsideration. If your claim is denied at this stage, it is recommended you have legal representation when you appeal to the administrative law judge. You have a 20 to 25 percent more chance of winning a case when you have an attorney to represent you.
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