Common Mistakes SSD Applicants Make

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In trying to get Social Security disability benefits, it is easy to make mistakes that will make it much harder to attain benefits. Your Charlotte disability attorney will help you through the filing process make sure that you have the best chance for receiving the benefits you deserve.

Two Biggest Mistakes

When trying to get Social Security disability benefits, there are two common mistakes people make. The first is failing to appeal. Over half of people who are denied will fail to appeal. And many who are denied on reconsideration do not request a hearing.

The second mistake is to not obtain the proper medical care for chronic medical problems. Some feel that their problems have not been helped by doctors and may, as a result, stop going to treatment. This mistake is problematic for two reasons. Medically, those with chronic problems need the good medical care to at least try to ease their pain. Second, in an administrative hearing, medical records can be the best evidence for their case.

Letter from Doctor

Because medical evidence is so important, you may wonder if it is a good idea to have your doctor write a letter to the SSA. This can be a tough question. While it may be a positive in some cases, the complexity of medical/legal issues can cause a letter to accidentally give the wrong impression. It may be in your best interest to just let the SSA and your Charlotte disability attorney gather your medical records and reports.

Filing your social security disability claim can be both stressful and nerve-wracking. Let the experienced Charlotte disability attorneys at Bridgman Law Offices help you get the benefits you need today. Call us now at (704) 815-6055.