If you've become too disabled to work and started to look into qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits, you'll likely be dismayed to see the statistics. You'll probably come across data showing that more than half of all applications are denied, which can be frightening if you're counting on Social Security to provide you with income.
While it is undeniably hard to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, a Los Angeles disability attorney can help you to take action to try to get the benefits you need. You should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to maximize your chances of success.
Why is Qualifying for Social Security Disability so Difficult
Qualifying for Social Security benefits is difficult for several different reasons:
- The Social Security Administration has a really strict definition of disabled. You need to have a long-term medical condition that will last a year or longer or that will end in death. The condition has to meet specific criteria, such as being listed on the Social Security's listing of impairments, and you need to have specific symptoms. If your condition isn't a listed one, you'll have to show it is as severe.
- The Social Security Administration is strict about fighting fraud. This is why you need to provide detailed medical records showing proof of your ailment.
A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to submit a detailed, comprehensive application that will maximize your chances of getting benefits. We can also help you to appeal if your initial claim is denied, so give us a call as soon as possible when you need assistance in trying to get Social Security benefits for your disability.