The Myths About Applying For Social Security Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t make it easy for those who are disabled to get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. There are many myths I hear about the Social Security disability application process.
Myth Busting: Social Security Disability
1. It’s easy to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. That is a myth!
Fact: The Social Security Administration uses the Five Step Sequential Evaluation in every Social Security Disability case.
You must show:
(1) You have a medical condition that would cause you to be disabled for at least twelve months, or result in your death;
(2) Have a severe impairment;
(3) Meet a medical Listing, or alternatively;
(4) Establish that you cannot go back to the lightest job that you held in the last fifteen years; and
(5) Unable to perform any job based on the national economy based on your age, education and transferable skills.
2. It’s easy to get Social Security Disability benefits. That is a myth.
Fact: The SSA denies more than 2/3 of the initial Social Security Disability applications and nearly 2/3 of Request for Reconsideration.
Ultimately, many Social Security applicants are awarded disability benefits once they are in front of a Social Security Disability Judge.
It’s not easy to get Social Security Disability benefits particularly if your not represented.
That’s a difficult test and you will have a better chance of meeting it with the assistance of Social Security Disability attorney.
What You Should Do If You Have Questions About Filing For Social Security Disability Benefits
Contact Social Security Disability Attorney, Nancy Cavey who can help you get the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve.
You owe it to yourself and your family to learn more about the Social Security application process and how to win your Social Security Disability claim.
Call today at (727) 894-3188 for a complimentary consultation.