3 Signs You Could Be Approved For Disability Benefits

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Are you suffering from a medical condition that is preventing you from working? Are you thinking about applying for disability benefits? Disability benefits are meant to provide financial support and assistance for those who medically cannot work. However, the disability system is notoriously difficult to navigate. Many benefit applications are denied, even for people who have legitimate claims. There is an appeals process, but that can also be difficult and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your case. Below are three signs that your application has a good chance of being approved.

You are seeking treatment.

The disability system likes to see people making an attempt to recover from their injuries. They're less likely to approve an application if the person is not seeing a specialist or making an effort to improve. When you submit your application, include documentation from your specialist. The documentation should show what steps you have taken to recover, what your recovery path looks like, and also the doctor's opinion about why you cannot work now. Third-party documentation from a specialist you are actively seeing will significantly boost your application.

You have a physically demanding job.

The purpose of disability benefits is to provide income in case you cannot perform your job due to injury or illness. If you suffer an injury but are still capable of doing your job, your application is unlikely to be approved. If your job is physically demanding, there's an increased chance that your injury prevents you from doing the job. The disability system will consider whether your job requires you to be on your feet, lift heavy objects, bend over frequently, or complete other physically challenging tasks. If that's the case and you're not qualified for less physically demanding jobs, there is a better chance that your application for benefits will be approved.

You don't have an advanced degree.

The disability system also considers your ability to find another job based on your qualifications and skillset. If you have an advanced degree, there is often a belief that you can find another job, even if you cannot perform the current job. This could make it more difficult for you to be approved for disability benefits. On the other hand, if you don't have advanced education, the disability board may believe it would be difficult for you to find a new job. That could make it more likely that your application will be approved.

The good news is you don't have to go through the application process alone. A disability attorney can help you prepare your application and make your best case for benefits. If your application is rejected, the disability claims attorney can help you file an appeal and get the necessary benefits.

Contact a disability attorney in your area for more information.


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