If you are disabled and unable to work, you’re probably in a hurry to apply for Social Security disability benefits. But this is a time when haste really could lead to waste. The denial rate for initial Social Security disability claims is around 70 percent, and many of those are legitimate claims that simply were not complete enough to get approval from a Social Security Administration claims evaluator. A little more time, a little more attention to detail, and a little more education about what an evaluator needs to see from a claim can make all the difference between approval and denial. At Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, PC, our SSD attorneys are familiar with the application process and the proof you need to meet its requirements. After we evaluate your claim, we may assist with the initial application. In that case, we thoroughly review your application and seek further supporting evidence wherever greater substantiation is needed. We work closely with you to maximize your chances of first-time acceptance.
Success in filing for Social Security disability benefits depends on accuracy, precise language and supporting evidence. Some of the common reasons why claims get denied are:
Of course, there’s no reason to make any of these mistakes. With our seasoned SSD professionals guiding you through the process, your application has a much greater chance of first-time acceptance.
There are many pitfalls to submitting your SSDI or SSI claim. Our experienced SSD lawyers can eliminate common mistakes and enhance your prospects of success. Call Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, PC today at 423-797-6022 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located in Bristol, and we also make hospital or home visits.