Getting the Social Security Administration (SSA) to agree you have an official “disability” isn’t as straight-forward as it sounds.
The SSA has a strict definition of disability. The agency will only consider you disabled if:
Most people think by simply explaining their situation to Social Security, someone will understand and start sending benefits checks. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.
Applying for disability benefits is a complicated legal process that involves thousands of rules, regulations and procedures.
Most people get turned down when they first apply. So they have to appeal.
You can be turned down if your doctor doesn’t understand the definition of disability. You can be turned down if a Social Security employee doesn’t gather all of your medical evidence.
If you aren’t following your doctor’s medical treatment plan, if you have missing or wrong information on your application or if you don’t submit enough medical evidence, you could get turned down.
You can also get turned down if your appeal isn’t handled correctly, including meeting all the deadlines and sending all the right forms.
Social Security has thousands of rules, regulations and procedures governing its disability program.
Every disability case is different. Your case depends on your medical conditions. The key to your case will be evidence showing how your health problems are serious enough to make it impossible for you to work.
At Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law, we’ll offer you a free consultation to determine your chances of getting disability benefits.
If you live in Midland-Odessa, Brownfield, Denver City, Seminole or anywhere in West Texas and face debilitating health problems, we’re proud to help you get control of your life again.