Problems with Applying for Social Security Disability in Arizona
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Oct 01, 2010 in Social Security Disability
For people who are unable to work and who will be unable to work for some time, there are programs available that can help keep them from becoming completely destitute. One such program of benefits is overseen by the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), and it's known as Social Security Disability, or SSD. SSD benefits can be obtained by those who apply for them and whose applications are approved, but unfortunately the majority of these applications are initially denied. This is one of the many reasons that people who need these benefits should seek the help of an Arizona Social Security Disability attorney. Below are a few examples of problems that can arise during this application process.
Arizona SSD Application Documentation Problems
When someone fills out an application for SSD benefits, these applications need to include compelling information that supports the assertion that the applicant is unable to hold gainful employment. This information should include all relevant medical records, and affidavit or other statement by a licensed physician that supports this claim and any records of employment. Many times, applicants will not include all of the information that's necessary or will not be thorough enough with their information such that it leads to a denial of the sought-for benefits. Preparing the application is a critical step in this process.
Arizona Social Security Disability Follow Up
As one would expect, the SSA is an enormous federal bureaucracy. Therefore, it's up to you to make sure that your application is advancing, that the SSA has everything they need to make a decision and that they are moving efficiently towards making the decision regarding your benefits. Simply filing the application and waiting for a result will not generally lead to a positive result. Those who need benefits need to keep in touch with the SSA to obtain information regarding the status of their application as well as ask questions regarding what can be done to bolster their chances. This step in the process is nearly as important as completing the application properly.
As can be seen, successfully obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is an involved process that requires specific knowledge and general skill. If you would like to provide yourself with a better chance of obtaining the benefits you need, contact the Phoenix Social Security Disability benefits lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.