How the Way You Treat the SSA Affects Your SSDI Claim
If you’re applying for disability, you may hear from the Social Security Administration (SSA) during the process. The SSA oversees your claim and decides whether or not to approve you. And to avoid Social Security Disability denial, you’ll want to keep a good relationship with them.
How to Relate with the SSA
If you’ve been injured and are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, you’ll need to cooperate with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
At our Memphis SSDI appeals firm, we’ve seen clients struggle with this. The SSA reaches out, and our clients don’t respond. As a result, the SSA denies their claim.
The SSA is famously understaffed and overworked. Each claim takes a long time, and there are a lot of other claims out there they need to get to besides yours. Sometimes it’s hard to remember there’s a face on the other side of the application, and sometimes they might even be rude to you or dismissive of your needs. In those situations, it may help to remember they have a tough job to do without a lot of resources.
Here are a few ways to stay on top of your case and fulfill your obligations to the SSA while they consider your application:
- Stay in regular contact with your administrator to know what they need from you.
- Show up on time to scheduled appointments and exams.
- Provide requested documents.
- Present materials to the SSA on time.
- Keep a cordial attitude toward your administrator.
We also recommend our free guide to applying for Social Security Disability. This will help you know what to expect.
What to Do If the SSA Denies Your Claim Anyway
Even if you jump through all the hoops and do everything right, the SSA may still deny your claim. In fact, the SSA denies the majority of claims for social security disability benefits.
For years, as a long term disability lawyer Memphis, TN turns to, we’ve helped people receive social security disability payments after a denial.
You only have 60 days to appeal. Once you’re working with us, we’ll help figure out what went wrong the first time around and fight for you to get the benefits you need. Plus, we don’t get paid anything unless and until you do.
Contact us today to talk for free about your options. The conversation is free.
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