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Common Social Security Disability Application Mistakes

There are many people who need to apply for Social Security Disability to supplement their income due to a recent diagnosis or injury. If you’re needing to apply for these benefits yourself, it’s important to keep in mind that the Social Security Disability application process is long and rather complicated. This is actually why a great deal of applicants make a mistake or two on their applications. To make you a better informed applicant, check out these common mistakes people make with their Social Security Disability applications.

Collecting Unemployment Benefits While Waiting for Disability – One of the biggest mistakes an applicant can make is receiving unemployment benefits while he or she is waiting for a decision regarding their disability benefits. This is because these two types of benefits are totally separate and mean completely different things.

Continuing to Work When Applying for Disability – Applicants have to be making no more than $1,090 per month to be considered for approval. If you’re making more than this amount, it’s recommended you quit your job before applying for disability to increase your chances of getting approved.

Not Checking the Status of Your Claim – To make sure everything with your application goes smoothly, it’s important to keep track of your claim’s status.

Missing the Disability Appeal Deadline – If you are denied disability benefits, you have 60 days from the denial to file an appeal in order to have your case heard in front of a judge.

Not Being Prepared for a Social Security Disability Hearing – Some people believe that all they have to do is submit an application and then wait to hear whether or not their disability benefits were approved. This is not true in all cases. Sometimes applicants may be summoned to appear at a court hearing for the judge to determine whether or not to grant the benefits. This is why it’s important to prepare for a hearing just in case.

Having a West Columbia attorney familiar with Social Security Disability law and the disability claims process will be a comfort when you find yourself unable to work and caught up in a complicated claim for disability benefits. If you are looking for a West Columbia Social Security Disability Lawyer, feel free to contact us today.