By Gerald M. Welt, Esq.
Let Welt Law help you with your Social Security disability claim. Make your claim stand out by having your medical records accurately reflect your diagnosis, prognosis, and importantly, your functional limitations.
Do you believe that YOUR claim is different than all the others that have been denied? So did they! Over 70% of SSDI claims are denied initially. Another 30-40% are denied after an appeal hearing.
To Social Security and its examiners, your claim is just a claim. These examiners do not have the emotional investment in your claim that you do. How do you change that? Well, you really cannot, because to the examiner your claim is just one of many they review every day. But you can make your claim stand out by having your medical records accurately reflect your diagnosis, prognosis, and importantly, your functional limitations.
Denials are just part of the process when you file for SSDI, so you need to prepare your claim properly and have the medical information to back up the claim. And another thing you need to know is that examiners may check your social media. If you file for disability, you really need to be disabled to get the benefits you deserve. Otherwise, you become part of that statistic that ruins it for those who truly meet the guidelines to collect Social Security disability.