Are You About To Make One Of These Three Mistakes People Make when Applying for Social Security Disability in Missouri?
If you are considering filing for Social Security Disability benefits, don’t make one of the “easy” mistakes that can result in a denied application for benefits.
Here are some of the most common – and avoidable – mistakes that I see people make when applying for Social Security disability benefits:
1. Not applying soon enough. There is a common myth that you must be out of work a year before you apply. (I recently heard this when talking to another lawyer who was referring me a case!) The Social Security disability application and appeals process can take a long time. Waiting until things “get bad” can result in a longer wait for a decision on your application or a longer wait for an appeal. A HUGE factor you must consider is your work credits. By waiting too long to file, you may lose important benefits.
2. Not providing the Social Security Administration with all of the information requested. While the Social Security Administration may receive your medical records from your treatment providers – make no mistake – this is YOUR responsibility. Want to make sure that your case is decided on ALL of your medical evidence – make sure you have it and make sure you provide copies to Social Security. It IS NOT Social Security’s duty to prove your case!
3. Missing medical appointments or failing to follow the treatment plan from your medical providers. Medical evidence is crucial in all Social Security disability claims. You do not want a disability examiner or an Administrative Law Judge to review your records and see that you have been a “no show” for the majority or your medical appointments. If there is a good explanation for missing your appointment, make sure your doctor knows the reason! You also want to follow the instructions from your doctor – like being a “no show,” being described by your doctor as “non-compliant” is damaging to your application for benefits.
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Let me be clear: Correctly filing an application for Social Security disability benefits is much easier than attempting to fix mistakes later. So don’t risk making one of these simple mistakes.
If you are over the age of 50 call me today for a free consultation. This area of SSA regulation is very complex and it is important that you don’t lose the advantages SSA law gives people 50 and older by making a mistake early in the process.
The Krebs Law Firm LLC offers a free case evaluation if you have questions about your Social Security disability claim. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a Missouri disability lawyer or Arkansas or Missouri Social Security disability lawyer, but we only handle Social Security cases on a contingent fee basis. It is important to to remember that every case is different so you must find the best disability lawyer in Missouri to handle your case.
In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the SSD benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation or to discuss your appeal today! Do not delay as you only have 60 days to file for an appeal in Missouri or ask for a reconsideration if you live in Arkansas or Oklahoma.
Also, if you are wondering if location is an issue, I personally handle disability cases throughout all of Missouri and Arkansas.