Getting the Necessary Paperwork Ready

Written by Paul Hod

A good grasp ofrepparttar inner workings of disability claim benefits will significantly increase claimant’s chances of having his request approved. Understandingrepparttar 119212 procedures as well asrepparttar 119213 criteria used in evaluating your claims is a must if you want to receiverepparttar 119214 benefit you rightfully deserve. It is next to impossible to win at something when you do not knowrepparttar 119215 rules that apply. Of course it will be a lot in favor ofrepparttar 119216 opposing team if they alone knowrepparttar 119217 regulations in effect. Consider this, if you are not aware of what should be done, you will never know ifrepparttar 119218 rules that should be applied is being followed at all. Remember thatrepparttar 119219 people making decisions that will affect you are only human and prone to make mistakes.

The first problem every applicant for social security disability faces isrepparttar 119220 sudden realization that what is disability to you, to your doctor, to any one with common sense, may not be disability as defined by social security. Of course it goes without saying thatrepparttar 119221 people who will determine whether you are legible will have a very different opinion what is disabled and what is not.

Social security disability has a very fact specific set of rules, regulations, tables, and agency policies that are used to determine whether a claimant for disability meetsrepparttar 119222 definition and criteria of disability underrepparttar 119223 social security system- forrepparttar 119224 purposes of entitlement to benefits. What seems to you like a fairly simple determination - are you or are you not disabled - becomes something subject to determination according to a set of criteria that often defies common sense and logic.

What you shouldn’t believe about SSD

Written by Lala Balattan

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs arerepparttar largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. American citizens have come to be aware that withrepparttar 119211 Social Security programs for disability benefits and SSI, security is still there for them, even as they are physically restricted, burdened with an illness and unable to work anymore.

However,repparttar 119212 Social Security is not committed to making massive awareness and information regarding such programs asrepparttar 119213 vast public are continually in ignorance of its procedures, policies and workings. Because of this, several misconceptions and false expectations have been harbored by many who were misinformed ofrepparttar 119214 social security’s policy. Alas! Many are greatly disillusioned byrepparttar 119215 time they have come through handling their own applications for disability / SSI claims.

A foremost example of a misconception is that “the Social Security denies everyonerepparttar 119216 first time they apply for disability”. Arbitrariness is never a method inrepparttar 119217 Social Security. Disability applications are filed atrepparttar 119218 Social Security Office and are subject for evaluation. Completed disability applications are sent to a state agency called Disability Determination Services (DDS). At DDS, they are assigned to disability specialists known as Examiners. Examiners arerepparttar 119219 individuals who make decisions on Social Security cases (atrepparttar 119220 initial and Reconsideration Levels).

Though not all are denied, it is frustrating to note that after months of waiting, 70% ofrepparttar 119221 population that applied for disability claims are denied! Another misguided information is thatrepparttar 119222 “Social Security denies you a certain number of times before you are approved and can receive disability benefits” should not be believed. Duringrepparttar 119223 long wait forrepparttar 119224 processing of disability / SSI claims applications, many different factors affectrepparttar 119225 approval and/or denial of applications. Each case are different among others, thus, reasons for approval and/or denial, whether how many times are not alwaysrepparttar 119226 same.

Meanwhile, a statement from your physician supporting your case cannot automatically get you approved for benefits. Why, of course! No one who ever passed a disability claim application atrepparttar 119227 SSA with or withoutrepparttar 119228 supporting statements of a physician have ever been automatically approved. Your physician’s medical report on your disability will have to go through inspection ofrepparttar 119229 DDS and eventually, if continually denied, intorepparttar 119230 judgment ofrepparttar 119231 Administrative Law Judge to weighrepparttar 119232 facts presented if you are really entitled torepparttar 119233 benefits.

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