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6 Common Mistakes that Ruin a Disability Application

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Applying for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) is a long and complicated process that involves a lot of forms, a lot of medical records and patience. But if you make a mistake you could wind up waiting for months to get those errors fixed, or even worse, your application could be denied. So how can you prevent mistakes on your Social Security disability application? Learn what those common mistakes are. These 6 Common Mistakes Could Ruin a Disability Application Failing to Fill Out the Forms—The Social Security Administration (SSA) is going to send you a whole mess of forms to fill out. It’s up to you to make sure that every part of those forms are filled out correctly. Don’t forget, if a question doesn’t apply to you, put “not applicable” or “N/A” in the provided space. Writing Illegibly—If your case reviewer can’t read your answers, then they can’t really…
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Is It Becoming Harder to Get Disability Benefits?

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The amount of people applying for Social Security disability benefits is going down. This is unexpected news for experts, advocates and political leaders. And though some are celebrating this change in enrollment, others are asking why. Is SSDI Enrollment Going Down? According to The New York Times, new enrollments for Social Security disability benefits have gone down. In 2001, enrollments were at an all-time high of 2.02 million, but those numbers have fallen dramatically. Last year, there were under 1.5 million enrollments, and the downward trend seems to be continuing. The total number of recipients for the program is also going down. Members of the baby boomer generation are reaching retirement age in record numbers. This has caused the number of disability recipients to go down as these people are moved to retirement benefits. This has also extended the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) financial forecast. Just two years ago, the…
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How Much Does It Cost to File for Disability?

Tulsa SSDI Attorney Will Cover the Costs of Your Disability Claim Individuals with a disability that renders them completely unable to work do not have to pay any upfront costs for hiring a disability attorney. In this video, Tulsa SSDI lawyer Steve Troutman explains how low-income individuals are able to afford attorneys through contingency fees. He also explains where in the disability filing process that fees may arise. Disability attorneys, once they take on your case, will pay the fees to bring your case through the Social Security system at no cost to you, and you will only owe attorney fees if your case is successful. Attorney fees must not exceed $6,000 or 25 percent of your back benefits, whichever number is less. Video Transcription There are not any claim filing fees with the Social Security Administration, so there’s really no cost up front to the people at all. Once…
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