Are you concerned that you may Signs that you will be approved for disability or not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits? Evans Disability has created a list of potential indicators that you will be approved for disability.
The disability process is complicated, and legitimate claims can take several months for approval. However, by enlisting the help of an experienced disability attorney, you increase your likelihood of approval as they will help you gather supporting evidence to back up your claim.
You meet the requirements for technicality and lack of medical disabilities
Being approved for disability, you must meet both technical and medical standards to qualify. This means that you have worked, paid social security taxes, and have earned enough work credits to be eligible for disability insurance.
If you’re wondering whether you’ll be approved for disability
Here are the top five signs that you’ll likely get approved:
- You meet the technical non-medical eligibility requirements.
- You have a severe medical condition and substantial medical evidence.
- You meet the blue book listing.
- You will not be able to work for at least 12 months or more.
- You are working with a Social Security disability attorney.
Work credits are points that you earn through working and paying Social Security taxes
You can earn a maximum of four work credits per year. In order to qualify for disability insurance benefits, you need to have at least forty work credits in total. Here’s a question you can ask yourself to see if you might have enough work credits: “Have I worked at least five years full-time in the last ten years and paid into Social Security consistently during that time?”
If you think you might have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security disability insurance benefits, the best way to find out for sure is to call your local Social Security office and ask. You can also visit the SSA website to find your local office.
In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, your earnings from work must fall below a certain amount, which is called Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). This amount changes every year, based on the national average wage index. If you are still working part-time, you need to make sure your earnings are below the SGA limit.
The amount that you can earn while still receiving Social Security benefits is called the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limit. For 2021, the monthly SGA limit for non-blind people is $1,310. For 2022, the SGA limit is $1,350. If you are blind, the SGA amounts are different. You can find the chart here: Social Security SGA Chart.
Substantial medical evidence and records to support your disability claim
It is essential that you have substantial medical evidence and records to support your disability claim. The Social Security Administration will use this documentation to assess the severity of your disabilities. Without this information, it will be difficult to prove your case. Make sure to obtain copies of all medical records and keep them in a safe place.
There are a few types of records that will help to solidify your disability insurance claim, such as: A record of your medical history, Diagnostic Reports X-rays and CT scans A description of the treatments you’ve received Receipts for prescription drugs.
It’s important to only include relevant medical records when filing for disability benefits – this means any records that pertain to the conditions and impairments you are claiming. Records from an injury that has now healed and is not related to your disability are not necessary information to submit. Also, having a supportive doctor who is willing to fill out a questionnaire or write a letter on your behalf about how your disabilities affect your ability to perform work can make a huge difference in your case.
Community Safety disability benefits
If you’re applying for Community Safety disability benefits, it’s important to understand the Community Safety Blue Book Listing. This is an official guide from the Community Safety Administration that lists all of the medical conditions and diagnoses that are eligible for disability benefits. Being familiar with the Blue Book can help you get approved for benefits, or at least avoid a denial.
Although each case and person is unique, the Community Safety Administration will evaluate your claim and condition to determine how it impacts your ability to work. If they find that your conditions are severe enough to prevent you from working and earning an income, your claim is more likely to be approved for benefits. You can look at the SSA’s Blue Book Listing of impairments for more information.
Claiming disability benefits extended period of time
If you are claiming Community Safety disability benefits, you need to be able to show that your conditions prevent you from being able to work at all, or that they will prevent you from being able to work for an extended period of time. This means that you cannot do any of your past work, or any other type of work.
The Community Safety Administration will review the reasons why you are unable to return to the job you had before you became disabled. They will also determine if you are able to do any other type of work. The primary factors they will consider include: age, education, and skillset. They will also investigate at least 15 years of prior work history and may request copies of pay stubs or bank statements to confirm you have been unemployed for 12 months or longer.
High denial rate for disability benefits applicants
The Social Security Administration has a very high denial rate for disability benefits applicants, which is why most successful claimants work with an attorney who is experienced in Social Security law. Since it can take up to two years to obtain benefits, it is beneficial to have an attorney help with your claim throughout the process.
The application can be confusing, and having an attorney help explain and walk you through it will make the process less daunting and frustrating. They will make sure that every portion is complete and accurate. There are other questionnaires and paperwork that the Social Security Administration may request throughout your claim.
Having an attorney by your side who can explain things and help make sure required items are submitted in a timely fashion may ensure that your claim does not get denied due to technicalities, missing paperwork, or missed deadlines.
With an attorney’s help, you are three times more likely to be approved for social security, not only because they will make sure your claim is not lost in the system, but with their help, you can keep track of the status of your claim.
If you have a severe medical condition and you meet the non-medical requirements, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits. Knowing the facts about what makes a successful claim is a great place to start when preparing your application.
Assuming you have the required medical records, there are two ways to qualify for disability benefits: by meeting a disability listing in the Social Security Administration’s “blue book,” or by demonstrating that your condition is so severe that it prevents you from working any job for at least 12 months.
If you have an attorney helping you with your claim, they will likely advise you on which avenue to pursue. Overall, applying for disability can be a long and frustrating process, but knowing the facts and understanding what will make your claim successful is a great place to start when preparing to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits.
Here at Evans Disability, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with a disability and all of the questions that come along with it. That’s why we have experienced Social Security Disability lawyers who are ready and willing to help you win your case! Contact us today to get started!