Common Mistakes Made When Applying for Social Security Disability

Applying for social security disability can be confusing, complex, time consuming, and frustrating.  Furthermore, the process can be daunting because, on average, 70% of all applications are denied.   So what are the common mistakes made when applying for social security disability benefits?    Incomplete Work History.  Work history and whether an applicant can perform past relevant work is important in determining whether your application is approved.  This particularly becomes important for older applicants.   Providing accurate job data is critical.  It…

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Working ‘under the table’ can devastate you financially if you become disabled

Besides the fact that it is illegal to work 'under the table' because you are evading paying income taxes, it can also be devastating for a person who later in life becomes disabled and attempts to get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.  Before we even begin discussing your medical condition that you feel disables you from working, we must first determine whether you are ELIGIBLE for SSD benefits.  If you recall from our prior article, SSD has work credit requirements. …

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