Knowing how to apply for SSA disability benefits can be critical
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Knowing how to apply for SSA disability benefits can be critical

On Behalf of | May 3, 2022 | Social Security Disability |

Working in the construction industry, nursing field or trucking is an excellent way to make a living in North Carolina. Unfortunately, accidents or illnesses can hinder your ability to earn the money you require to live. However, becoming disabled can make you eligible for monetary assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Getting approved requires you to complete the application correctly. Understanding what they need can be critical if you want to be successful when applying.

What is required by the SSA to receive disability benefits?

To qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, they want to be sure you have a qualifying disability affecting your ability to work and function daily. They examine how your impairments affect your ability to work. Your chances of being accepted are higher the less you can work.

Examining your training and education

When applying for disability benefits, the SSA will examine your training and education to determine if you can still work in a job where you have experience. Approval increases if your disability prevents you from doing so.

Treatments and the severity of your injury

If you’ve tried any treatments, it’s essential to explain how they didn’t work. The SSA will also examine the severity of your injury or illness and ask questions about your ability to perform daily activities, such as cooking and cleaning. They may also inquire about your stamina to see how walking, standing or sitting affects you. If these activities are challenging, it shows the SSA that it would likely be difficult to work in your condition.

If your disability is related to a mental illness affecting you cognitively or emotionally, the SSA may ask how well you work with others or if you have emotional outbursts.

Supplying thorough medical evidence

Supplying medical evidence of your disability is vital. You can use medical records, tests, hospitalizations and doctors’ letters to support the severity of your condition.

Understanding what the SSA requires for you to receive SSA disability benefits can be helpful. Answering each question concisely and thoroughly is best when applying.

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