It can take a long time to get disability benefits since the process can be very strict and detailed. Here are a few tips on how best to prepare to file a disability claim and how to become approved for social security disability benefits.
First of all, you must prepare yourself for an interview by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Make sure that you have the Social Security medical and job worksheet, along with the SSA-3381 form completed in full and correctly. You should provide the SSA with all the information they need to get your application processed, such as your place and date of birth, your social security number (SSN) and your bank account number and routing number (if you are looking for direct deposit of the benefits).
You also must provide the amount of your earnings from the last year and from the current year, the name and address of your employer, any active military service you have done before the age of 68 and a current Social Security statement.
Next, you need to provide information about your current or prior spouse, including their name, date of birth and SSN. The SSA needs copies of all your medical records and information about your illness, disability, work history and any workers compensation claims that you made or will make in the future.
Generally, to be eligible for disability benefits from the SSA, your disability must be expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
The best way to speed up the process and to get approved faster for disability benefits is to talk to a Social Security disability lawyer. They will guide you through the often tedious and drawn out process of applying for disability benefits and help make the process as manageable as possible for you.
Choosing a disability lawyer who has experience and has gone through the process of applying for Social Security benefits can only be beneficial to your disability benefits claim. If you get disability help from a lawyer they will ensure that you have properly and accurately completed all the necessary paperwork and are fully prepared for your disability hearing.