Are you disabled and unable to work? If so, you are probably dealing with a great amount of stress and anxiety about your condition and how it affects your ability to work. If you are considering seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may also have concerns about the strength of your claim:
- Does my disability qualify me for SSD benefits?
- How likely is my SSD claim to get approved?
- Am I disabled enough to get SSD benefits?
The process of applying for SSD benefits is not a fast one, and it is important to note that the majority of initial claims are denied. But don't be discouraged. If you are disabled and seeking benefits, help is available.
Are there certain medical conditions that are more often approved? The answer is yes, but it is important to remember that claims for virtually any type of disability can be approved.
Blindness, brain injuries, liver disease, and certain cancers are examples of conditions that are often approved. Fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, and mental illness claims, however, are conditions that are more difficult to prove.
Don't be discouraged: Any of these conditions (and others) can be approved or denied. The Social Security Administration considers many factors when determining whether to approve or deny a claim. If you are struggling with a disability, you deserve to learn about your options and ways to strengthen your potential case.
How To Strengthen Your Case
If you are applying for SSD benefits for the first time, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Medical documentation: It is important to keep all medical documentation and records. These are key pieces of evidence that are crucial in building a strong case.
- Work with a strong advocate: Applying for SSD benefits can be confusing, time-consuming, and frustrating. One step you can take is to work with a proven disability advocate from Binder & Binder®. We handle initial applications as well as appeals, so we are prepared to help you at any stage of the process.
- Stick with it: The process takes a lot of time and effort. Be patient. Make sure all paperwork is complete and all deadlines met. And most importantly, seek help when needed. We are here for you throughout the process.
Binder & Binder® advocates can help you seek SSD benefits or an appeal of a denied claim. Schedule your free consultation today.