When a United States citizen is left unable to work for a period of time longer than one-year due to a physical or mental condition, they may be entitled to receive payments of benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance program. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that getting a claim approved can be a daunting task though.
Data from the Social Security Administration shows that as many as 70 percent of initial claims are met with a denial for one reason or another and the list of factors that can affect an individual’s claim is extensive.
First, a claimant must be able to document the diagnosis of their disability. Then, the individual must meet stringent income requirements that can limit the amount of income one is allowed to bring in. If both of these requirements are met, the SSA begins looking at more detailed aspects of a claim.
A change in name, address, or marital status could easily have an affect on a claim being processed in a timely manner. Also, criminal history could also cause an individual’s claim for benefits to be denied.
The law firm’s team of attorneys recognizes the complexities involved with having a claim for Social Security Disability Benefits approved. That is why the firm suggests anyone considering applying for such benefits discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney immediately.