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How Can I Prevent the Denial of a Social Security Disability Claim?

 Posted on April 27,2022 in Social Security disability

Wauwatosa Social Security Disability LawyerSerious illnesses and other health conditions can have a huge impact on a person’s life. They may not only cause a great deal of pain, discomfort, and difficulty during daily activities, but they can also limit a person’s ability to work. These issues may cause a person or family to struggle financially as they determine how to pay medical bills while also covering their ongoing living expenses. In cases where a person’s condition is severe enough to be considered a total disability, they may be able to receive Social Security disability benefits. This form of public aid can be a lifeline for a family in a seemingly impossible situation. However, the process of applying for SSD benefits can be complicated, and a person will need to understand the steps they can take to avoid the denial of their disability claim.

Important Steps to Follow During the SSD Application Process

To qualify for Social Security disability, a person must be experiencing a serious medical condition that has affected their ability to earn income that is considered “substantial gainful activity” (SGA). A condition must have affected a person for at least 12 months, or a medical prognosis must show that it will be expected to last for at least one year. To demonstrate that a person meets the necessary qualifications, they will want to do the following when applying for SSD benefits:

  • Provide medical information - To determine whether a physical or mental condition is considered a disability, Social Security will review multiple types of information about their diagnosis and treatment. An applicant will need to provide contact information for all doctors and medical facilities that have provided treatment, as well as medical records, test results, or other relevant information. This will ensure that Social Security will have enough information to determine whether a person’s condition meets the criteria to be considered a disability or whether the effects of a condition have limited their ability to maintain gainful employment.

  • Provide information about employment - Social Security will look at the work a person had done in the past to determine whether their condition will prevent them from performing those types of work. An applicant will need to submit W-2 forms or tax returns detailing their recent employment, as well as other information about the jobs they have had and the duties they have performed while working. Social Security will look at whether the limitations that affect a person due to their condition will prevent them from doing work they have done in the past, as well as any other forms of work that may be available.

  • Follow prescribed treatment - When providing treatment, doctors or other medical providers will be looking to help a person recover from their condition and regain the ability to work or complete other regular activities. A person who is disabled will be expected to follow the recommendations of medical providers. If an applicant has failed to follow the different types of treatment that have been prescribed, Social Security may deny their disability claim.

Contact Our Milwaukee Social Security Disability Application Lawyer

If you are suffering from a serious health condition that has affected multiple areas of your life, Attorney Jonathan Pearson can help you determine whether you qualify for Social Security disability, and he can help you complete the application process successfully. He will work to ensure that you will be able to receive the financial assistance you need while addressing any issues that may affect your ability to receive disability benefits. Contact our Greenfield Social Security disability attorney at 414-240-4801 and schedule a free consultation today.





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  • Thank you so much Jonathan. I was so tired of waiting almost 2 years for my disability hearing and you told me always stay positive and to not give up. You met with me before my hearing and told me what to expect and when you told me the judge approved my case I was so relieved! The Social Security disability payments I get allow me to keep seeing my doctors and really help us out. Thank you!

    - Shirley

  • Jonathan thank you for helping me win my Social Security disability case. You are so easy to talk to and don’t make me feel stupid each time I call with my questions.

    - Rene

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    - S.P., Wheeling, IL

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