6 Tips to Get Your Social Security Claim Approved!

Approvable for Social Security Claim

Getting your Social Security claim approved is not simple or quick. A lot of people think that we can speed up claims simply because we are attorneys, but unfortunately we can’t. While we can’t make a claim move faster, we can offer these 9 tips on how to get your claim approved.

  1. Try your best to keep appointments with the SSA or DDS. Missing these dates will likely cause your claim to be delayed because of the amount of time it takes to get appointments rescheduled. There are a lot of people filing for Social Security benefits; it can take weeks, or even months for a new date to become available.
  2. Notify the Social Security Administration of any address or telephone number changes. We have been doing social security for close to 20 years, and this has been an issue for much longer than we have been in business. If the folks at Social Security can’t get in touch with you, they must assume you no longer need help. Alerting them of changes can be as simple as a phone call. However, if you have an attorney like us, we can notify them on your behalf. We have safeguards in place to verify your changes are accepted.
  3. Seek Treatment. To put it simply, the Social Security Administration is trying to determine if you are disabled. The best way for them to determine if you are disabled is with medical evidence. You can obtain this evidence by seeking treatment from medical professionals. Continuous treatment will help show that you are suffering from a condition. For instance, going to the doctor once for back pain 8 years ago will not hold up against an individual who goes to the doctor for back treatment every quarter.
  4. Document everything! Keeping a journal or calendar of things like seizures, panic attacks, migraines or any other conditions that occur on a regular basis. While these journals are not a substitute for medical attention, they can help to aid any medical evidence you have.
  5. Be honest. We understand that some conditions may be embarrassing or hard to talk about, but it always helps to be honest with attorneys, doctors, and professionals at the SSA. Being upfront with these individuals can help them better document your disability, which in turn, can help you get approved.
  6. Don’t self-incriminate. For instance, if you are trying to claim that a back condition is keeping you from working then it’s probably not a good idea to post a picture of yourself water skiing or rock climbing on Facebook. It may seem like common sense, but so many people don’t think twice about posting photos. Even if your accounts are “private” it is still possible for these photos to harm your claim.

Follow these simple steps to get your claim approved. If you are frustrated with the Social Security process or would like to learn more about what an attorney can do for you, give us a call for a free consultation. 1-877-526-3457, or, fill out this form and we will give you a call.


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Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law

Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law