Anybody with a disability required mental as well as financial support and schemes like social security disability benefit is one of those efforts to provide financial support to such people. This support becomes their asset in times of difficulty and helps them to find a way to lead a peaceful life. However, it is not necessary that all the claims filed get approved, as per the statistics 60 out of 100 claims get rejected every year. Most of the claims are rejected as they fail to meet the minimum eligibility criteria or due to lack of documents.
One who is filling for such claims must look after everything before filing the same. Right representation is a must for any claim to get settled. So for all such people here are five ways to improve your chances in getting disability benefit:
- The application must be complete: Before you submit the form, you must ensure that the application form is completely filed. Don’t fill the form in haste, take your time and gather all the relevant documents. It is recommended to seek help from someone experienced; the right representation of your case is all that it takes to get the claim settled.
- Accurate documentation: Along with the application form, there is a number of other formalities too that needs to be completed. Lots of documents related to work, personal life and medical history need to be submitted. Make sure that all the accurate documents are submitted, especially your work history and medical records. Gather all the medical evidence to support your disability, any loophole in the same may cost you denial of your disability claim.
- Good relationships: Always maintain a good relationship with your physician as well as your representative. The doctor may need to submit written report of your illness and disability, by maintaining good relation with your physician you can ensure that he will make a positive report for you that can help you to get claim at earliest.
- Keep track of your application: Once you have submitted your application, don’t forget about it instead of keep regular track of the claim status. We understand that due to your illness or disability it is difficult for you to keep track but there are thousands of cases lying there just like that, and if you want to hurry with the process then it is imperative to keep a close tab on the proceedings. Moreover keeping a tab on the same will ensure that will not lose any important information like deadlines or any other documents to be submitted.
- Make sure to follow your doctor: Make sure to follow everything that your doctor has suggested you do. Follow all his advice and recommendations; take all your medicines as prescribed by him. Visit him regularly and keep a record of every visit, it will help you to strengthen your claim.
Now that you know ways to improve your chances in getting disability benefit, make sure to follow them to ensure that your claim gets approved.