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Are You Making These Common Mistakes When Applying for Disability?

Published on September 25th, 2019

Throughout our time serving the Chicagoland area, our disability lawyers have seen the same mistakes over and over. There are over 2 million people who apply for Social Security disability every year, but the majority of these applicants are denied upon their first application. A lot of this is due to mistakes made at the end of the applicant. Here are some tips to help increase your chances of being approved the first time.

Applying Too Soon

In order to qualify for approval, your condition will need to last at least 12 months. If you apply for benefits too soon, proving your condition becomes much more difficult. Make sure that you are only applying for benefits once you know your condition will last a minimum of 1 year. 

Not Providing Enough Proof

Proof is essential when it comes to obtaining benefits. You’ll want to rely on our disability lawyers in Chicago to help you collect medical evidence in order to support your claim. Keep in mind that consultative exams rarely provide enough evidence in order to get benefits. 

Not Finding Legal Representation

Taking on the task of applying on your own can be daunting and might not yield the results that you’ve been wanting. Instead, rely on our team to help you understand the process and assist you along the way. Doing so will automatically increase your chances of becoming approved. 

Avoid the above mistakes and instead, call our team! We look forward to helping you obtain the benefits that you deserve.

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