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5 steps to expedite your Social Security Administration disability application

Disability claimants have heard a variety of different rumors: everyone is denied Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income the first time they apply, it takes two years to win SSI and SSDI disability benefits or you have to be old to win benefits. There is a lot of misinformation and confusion about how to win Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits fast.

Today we will talk about five easy steps that EVERY claimant should follow to make sure their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is processed as quickly as possible.

Give the Social Security Administration accurate information.

Surprisingly, SSI and SSDI claimants complete disability applications and submit it to the Social Security Administration with missing or inaccurate information. Medical evidence is used to make your disability determination so if the doctor’s name, address or phone number is inaccurate or missing, this will delay your disability application

Get good medical care to document the severity of your condition.

Given the current state of medicine in America this is difficult for many disability claimants but absolutely necessary. We get a lot of questions on our forum about whether or not it is possible to win Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits without seeing doctor, and it may be possible, but it is VERY improbable.

Understand the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income disability process.

Do you know what the SSA considers a disability? Do you know how long you must be disabled? Do you know what the SSA Listing of Impairments is and whether not your disability is on this list? Surprisingly, many disability claimants do little to no research before applying for SSI or SSDI benefits. Take one hour and review our website or the SSA website for the answers to your disability questions.

Talk to a disability lawyer.

Do you have to have a disability lawyer to win disability benefits? No, many claimants win SSI and SSDI benefits without legal help, but disability lawyers help thousands of claimants each year and will expedite your disability case at every step of the disability process.

Follow-up with the Social Security Administration.

I hear from claimants every day who filed an application six months or a year ago (maybe 2 years ago) and have heard nothing about their claim. There claim may have been denied months ago but they have no idea of the status of their disability application. It will take the SSA 90 to 100 days to process a disability claim, but if you have not heard from the Social Security Administration within 100 days, call them and find out what YOU can do to help move the process along. Do not hassle the Social Security Administration but DO be proactive when it comes to getting your SSI or SSDI claim approved.

Although some SSI or SSDI claimants do have to wait up to 2 years to win Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits, most claimants who understand the process, who provide great medical documentation, who talk to a disability lawyer and who proactively work WITH and not AGAINST the SSA, will eventually have their disability benefits approved

If you have a severe health condition which does not allow you to work and you meet the requirements of SSDI or SSI, it is time to talk to a disability lawyer. Fill out the FREE evaluation form and a disability lawyer’s office will contact you for a free disability consultation and discuss how to speed up your disability application.

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