If a physical or mental disability limits your ability to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. To receive benefits, you must have a condition that has lasted for a minimum of 12 months or is likely to result in your passing.
Completing an application for SSD benefits is easier said than done, especially when you are sick or injured. Fortunately, you can speed up the process by collecting all the necessary information upfront. Here’s what you need to complete your application:
Your disability report calls for additional information, such as:
If you don’t include all the necessary information, it’s likely that you’ll receive a denial letter. However, this isn’t the end of the road, as you have the ability to appeal an SSD denial up to four times.
If you continue to run into one problem after the next, take a step back to better understand the process and your legal rights. This will help you formulate a plan that allows you to provide the information necessary to receive benefits in the near future.