A Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help You
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a federal benefit program that is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSD provides financial assistance to individuals with disabilities. SSD is like an insurance policy whereby individuals pay into the program when working, and later receive benefits if they develop a disability that keeps them from being able to work and support themselves. The application process to apply for SSD benefits can be challenging and complex. Unfortunately, sometimes applications are denied because errors were made. The experienced social security disability attorneys at Nyman Turkish can help you with your disability application to ensure it is complete and accurate.
Errors on Applications
Some applicants make mistakes on the SSD application itself, and a lot of these are caused by poor preparation. Before a SSD application is completed, applicants should gather important information and documentation to accurately complete the application. Information such as birth information, marriage and divorce information, work history, and healthcare information (including names, addresses, and phone numbers of healthcare providers) are needed to complete the application (among other details). Failure to provide all of the requested information or including wrong information such as a wrong telephone number or address could cause issues and delays with your application.
Rather than completing this application alone, we highly suggest that you contact our office for a FREE CONSULTATION on your case. Our team can help you at any stage in the application process, including appeals, and there is NO UPFRONT COST for our representation. Some errors on applications may result in a technical denial on your claim, which cannot be appealed.
Misunderstanding Case Eligibility
SSD applicants must meet the SSA’s definition of disability to be eligible for benefits. To qualify as disabled, you must be unable to work due to physical or mental impairments that are expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. A condition must be defined as severe in order to qualify medically for benefits. The SSA has determined that a condition is severe if it impairs a person’s ability to conduct Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), which can be understood as “working and earning enough money to support yourself financially”. If your condition is not proven to be severe enough, or likely to last at least 12 months, based on the medical evidence submitted, your claim will be denied.
Filing a SSD Claim While Performing Substantial Gainful Activity
To qualify for SSD benefits, an application must make less than what the SSA calls “Substantial Gainful Activity” (SGA). SGA is a dollar amount set annually by the Social Security Administration. The amount considered to be SGA depends on the nature of a person’s disability and household situation. This dollar amount changes periodically. The SSA believes that if a person is able to earn an income at or above SGA, then they do not need SSD benefits. If you make more than the applicable SGA for your situation, your SSD application will be denied.
Not Providing Sufficient Medical Evidence of Your Disability
Some applicants do not provide sufficient medical evidence to support their SSD claim. Having detailed and complete medical records is KEY to your Social Security Disability claim. It is also important that your doctor indicates in your records that you are following their treatment plans, so as not to imply that you are deliberately making your conditions worse. Our staff at Nyman Turkish can help you assemble the documentation you need to have your best chance at getting your benefits approved. If needed, we can also give you additional documents to take to your medical providers in order to help paint a clearer picture of how your conditions are impairing your life.
Failure to Meet Deadlines
When applying for Social Security Disability, there are many appointments and deadlines that will be calendared regarding your case. These are usually communicated through letters from the Social Security Administration, and some of them are “program defaults” (for example how long a person has to appeal a claim). Missing an appointment that the Social Security Administration has scheduled for you has an extremely detrimental effect on your case. Missing a deadline can result in an unappealable denial. Our team works in a highly sophisticated software with built in calendar timelines and reminders to ensure that we do not miss any important dates on your case.
Get an Expert On Your Side
When you work with a Social Security Disability lawyer your chances for having your application for benefits completed properly and approved can be significantly increased. At Nyman Turkish, we’re experts in Social Security Disability law. When we work with a client, we collaborate to complete the application for benefits correctly and submit all necessary supporting documentation to ensure both the technical and medical requirements are met. If your claim for disability benefits has been denied, DON’T WAIT! Our team can file an appeal on your behalf and continue fighting for the disability benefits you deserve.
Next Steps: Contact a SSD Lawyer Today for a FREE Case Evaluation
Nyman Turkish has decades of experience assisting thousands of clients recover tens of millions of dollars in Social Security Disability benefits. Our Social Security Disability lawyers are experienced in every phase of case representation. Many other Social Security Disability Law Firms will not take a case until the client has had their initial application for benefits denied. We are different. We assist clients at every stage of the process, from the initial application all the way through to appeals. Let our experienced team at Nyman Turkish fight for the benefits you deserve!
Did you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, but your application was denied because of an error or mistake made on the application? If so, contact the Social Security Disability attorneys at Nyman Turkish today and schedule a FREE CONSULTATION. Our Firm offers a NO FEE GUARANTEE, so you have nothing to lose by calling for a FREE CASE EVALUATION. We represent clients Nationwide from our offices in California, Florida, and Michigan.