The four signs that your disability claim will be approved include the following. You have a disability recognized by the SSA’s Blue Book listing, you have the required work history, and you haven’t been able to work for 12 months. Finally, you have retained a lawyer because experienced legal counsel could give you the insight you need to get a fair outcome on your disability claim.
Contact us at Marc Whitehead & Associates for a free consultation. With our team of skilled Social Security disability lawyers at your side throughout the process, we will advocate for the benefits you need. Fees for representation in these cases are set by the SSA. Therefore, it will not cost you more to have a board certified Social Security Disability lawyer representing you.
1. You have a disability recognized by SSA’s Blue Book
The SSA’s Blue Book is the primary method used to determine eligibility. If your disability or medical condition matches the criteria, it is a good sign that you will be approved. It’s crucial to submit compelling medical evidence to support this, which could come from X-rays, diagnostic reports, or treatment descriptions from your doctor.
2. You have the required work history
There are requirements for qualifying for disability unrelated to your medical condition. Earning enough work credits over the previous years could be a good sign that you will qualify for benefits. Your work credits are calculated based on the wages you earn each year. Once you reach a threshold of earnings, you can earn up to four work credits in a calendar year. Anyone with 40 or more work credits is entitled to full disability benefits.
3. You are unable to work
Disability benefits are not intended for minor injuries. That means if you can show you have been unable to work for at least a year, your chances of securing the benefits you deserve are very good.
4. You are working with a disability lawyer
Although hiring a long-term disability attorney might not guarantee success, relying on experienced legal counsel could be the best sign that your claim is headed in the right direction. They could help you avoid many of the pitfalls of filing a claim independently, including administrative errors or incomplete medical records.
Contact us at Marc Whitehead & Associates for a free consultation
If you are living with a disabling condition, you may have a viable claim for disability benefits. We are ready to help you secure the benefits you deserve. Reach out for a free consultation. We handle cases from the initial application stage through administrative hearings and federal court, and with attorney representation, the number of successful Social Security Disability claims doubles. We look forward to hearing from you.