When you need Social Security Disability benefits, it's incredibly disheartening if your claim is denied. Although there is a multi-stage process that allows you to appeal, this process can take a long time and you may be in need of the benefits quickly to support yourself.
A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to complete your initial disability benefits application in order to reduce the chances that your claim will be denied and you won't be able to get the money you need.
We can help you to avoid some of the common reasons why claims end up being rejected. We can also assist with the appeals process, so give us a call as soon as possible when you're getting your disability benefits application ready or if your application has been denied.
What are Common Reasons for a Disability Benefits Denial?
Typically, a claim for disability benefits will be denied if you have not submitted sufficient proof that you are severely disabled enough to qualify for benefits. For example, you will need to either show you have a condition listed in the Blue Book or an equally severe condition.
You'll also need to provide information on specific symptoms associated with the condition to demonstrate you meet the criteria for that ailment as set forth in the Blue Book.
The medical records that you provide should come from a treating physician who is a specialist in the particular type of ailment you have, otherwise your claim might be denied due to a lack of medical program.
Your claim for benefits may also be denied if you applied for the wrong disability benefits program, such as applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) instead of for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to avoid these errors and other common mistakes in the application process. Contact an attorney today to learn about the ways in which an experienced legal professional can help get the benefits you need.