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Don’t let simple errors jeopardize your SSD claim

On Behalf of | Feb 20, 2022 | Social Security Disability |

People across America work extremely hard to earn a living and provide for their families. Unfortunately, for health reasons, this can be taken away from certain individuals.

If you find yourself in this position, you may be eligible for SSD benefits. To be awarded these benefits, you will need to file an application that is both compelling and accurate. Many SSD applications are denied at the first hurdle, and this is often because of simple mistakes. Outlined below are some common errors that can get in the way of your SSD application.

Inaccurate description of symptoms

The SSA needs a clear and thorough explanation of all of your symptoms while considering your eligibility for benefits. An applicant might be tempted to exaggerate symptoms in order to secure financial assistance. Nonetheless, inaccuracies tend to come to light and they can seriously damage the credibility of someone who is seeking SSD benefits.

At the same time, symptoms should not be downplayed either. Accepting that you need some help can be difficult, so you might claim to be in better condition than you are. Additionally, it is not always easy to describe exactly how adverse health conditions impact your day-to-day life. During the application process, it is important to take your time and give as full a picture as possible into how your health concerns affect your ability to work.

Applying for SSD benefits can be a complex process but it can be worthwhile in the long run. As you initiate the procedure, remember that you have a host of legal rights at your disposal.