The Social Security Administration (SSA) is infamous for denying claims in Florida. While some rejections come from an office error, others are caused by negligence on the filer’s part. If you do some research ahead of time, you could greatly increase your chances of getting accepted right away.
What are some common mistakes to avoid?
When they apply for Social Security Disability (SSD), many people make the mistake of underestimating their disability. If they’ve lived with the disability for years, they might be so accustomed to it that they forget how much it affects their lives. It’s important to keep in mind that the SSA will only accept your claim if they think that you’re too disabled to work. If your application makes it sound like you could still hold down a job, they’ll probably reject your claim.
Other people make the mistake of applying while they’re still working. If you make over $940 a month, the SSA will assume that you don’t need supplemental income. Even if you’re out of work, you’ll have to prove that you can’t work anywhere else. For example, if you injured your back, the SSA might question why you didn’t apply for an office job or another position that doesn’t require hard labor.
Some people exaggerate their disability because they believe it will make the SSA more likely to accept their claim. In fact, the SSA might reject your claim if they have any reason to believe that you lied about your disability. Even if you really are too disabled to work, a single lie could make the SSA suspect that you made up the whole thing. You might want to hire an SSD lawyer who could help you submit your application.
What could increase your chances of getting accepted?
When you fill out your application, give the SSA as much detail as possible without exaggerating your condition. You should provide extensive information about your work history, your disability and how your condition has made it impossible to work. An attorney could help you write an application that increases your chances of success.