What You Need to Know About Applying for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability benefits can help make ends meet if you’re unable to work due to an injury or medical condition, but you may be unaware of the process to successfully file a claim. Luckily, the Arkansas Social Security Disability lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton are here to clarify the process for you.

The first step is completing and submitting an application for benefits.  This includes submitting all evidence related to your case—such as medical records, doctors’ notes, and employment paperwork— to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The agency’s claim adjustors will then issue a decision on your claim based on the evidence you submit.

The SSA reports that as many as 60 percent of initial claims will not meet the standards of qualifying for Social Security Disability. But a denial isn’t necessarily the end of your claim—you can always file an appeal.

Those wishing to do so have 60 days to enter the Social Security Disability Appeals process from the time a denial is issued. The case will then be scrutinized again to determine if the claim should be approved. Many initial denials become approvals upon appeal.

If you’re considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits or have a claim that’s been denied in the past, Rainwater, Holt & Sexton may be able to help. Call us today at (800) 767-4815 to learn about what we can do for you.

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