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Important elements for your Social Security disability application

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2023 | Social Security Disability

Social Security disability is essential for people who are unable to work due to a disability. The application process can be intimidating because it requires precision and detail. When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, there are a few things you need to address.

Here are a couple of elements that can affect your chances of approval.

You need work history qualifications

One of the challenges of Social Security disability benefits is the work history requirement. You must have five years of work history in the decade prior to your application. This means that waiting more than five years since you worked last will lead to denial based on insufficient work history.

Your treatment history should be complete

When applying for Social Security disability, it is important that your condition be thoroughly evaluated. You need to provide all of your medical records associated with the disability and your treatment so that the reviewer can make an accurate determination. List every doctor and medical professional involved in your treatment for your disability.

Your work history is relevant

When you create a resume, it’s tempting to embellish your work history or pad the details to enhance your experience. After all, your resume is a sales tool. Unfortunately, if you do this with the information in your application, you risk a denial based on misinterpreted work skills.

Consider these points as you draft your application for Social Security disability benefits. Providing accurate and comprehensive information helps improve your chances of approval, especially with sufficient documentation to support it.