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SSD and SSI Myths

SSD and SSI Myths

Skilled Social Security Disability Attorney in Reno

Social Security Disability benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration to any American suffering a long term disability. There are many common myths regarding the application process for benefits and other aspects of the program, but a qualified lawyer from Disability Action Advocates is waiting to meet with you and answer all of your questions. Our firm understands the many misconceptions about Social Security disability benefits and we will take the time to address your concerns about the frustrating process involved with applying for benefits. For nearly two decades, we have been focused on helping disabled individuals receive the benefits they are entitled to.

Sorting Facts from Fiction

It is a common misconception that you need to apply for benefits on your own and that you can only bring in the valuable assistance of an attorney once you have been denied SSD benefits or are in the appeals and hearings stages. This is not factual and, in fact, involving an attorney before your initial application will often greatly improve your chances of being approved without the need for appealing the claim. We know the ins and outs of the system thoroughly and can prevent the most common mistakes made by those working independently.

Another common myth about Social Security disability benefits is that you must be disabled for a year in order to apply. The truth is that if you and your doctor agree that your disability will last 12 months or more, you can apply immediately. We can help you to provide the proper documentation to make this clear in your application.

Most applicants believe that without a note from their doctor, their claim will never been approved. This is another common myth. While a note from a medical doctor is helpful, we win cases all the time without them.