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Do's and Don'ts

SSD Dos & Don'ts

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The number of applications received by the SSA has escalated disproportionately to the amount of money available to pay benefits. As a result, it’s becoming more difficult to get approval for benefits by those truly qualified. Over 60% of SSD claims will be denied on the initial application. After a denial of SSD benefits is received, an applicant has 60 days in which to file an appeal. The SSA rejects 85% of these appeals.

With the odds stacked against you, it’s important to take every necessary step to ensure you have the best chance at an approved application. Below are a list of "Do's and Don'ts" recommended by an experienced lawyer or representative from Disability Action Advocates (DAA). After 20 years of winning thousands of claims, we have extensive experience with what claims are approved and what claims are denied.

Do you need assistance filing your claim or appealing a denial? Contact us at (888) 401-3920 today!

The Dos & Don'ts of Social Security Disability

  • Do become informed about the process. Understand the paperwork and carefully fill it out so that it provides all information requested.
  • Don't give up, no matter how frustrated you may become. You are always welcome to contact our office and enlist our services. We charge no fee unless we win your case for you so it can only help to speak with us.
  • Do appeal immediately if your claim is denied. You have 60 days in which to appeal. Don't wait until the last minute. If you want help with your appeal, we can provide that help.
  • Don't ever be dishonest in your paperwork or communications with the SSA.
  • Do keep medical records and other relevant paperwork organized and easily accessible.
  • Don't stop seeing your physician. Even if you can no longer afford his/her services, speak with your doctor and let them know you are applying for benefits. If your doctor cannot continue to treat you, you can go to a free clinic or emergency care facility as a last resort.
  • Do keep a medical journal which details your disability condition and also records any phone conversations with SSA employees.
The process can be frustrating and complex. You do not have to go it alone. We can help, so call today and schedule a consultation.


Our Services Include:
  • Filing all forms for the initial application, reconsideration & hearing
  • Helping you through each step of the process so you know what to expect
  • Coordinating any social security doctor appointments you may have
  • Obtaining all your medical records and gather the necessary information
  • Reviewing your file thoroughly to discover weaknesses & determine what is needed to obtain a favorable decision
  • Representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
  • Supporting you throughout the entire process
  • Appealing your case if appropriate


Hear It From Clients We've Helped
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    “From the very beginning, the staff, Wendy, Michelle, and Mauricio were wonderful about answering my many questions, returning my calls promptly, and encouraging to me throughout the entire process.”

    - Beth
    Highly Recommend DAA.

    “I want to thank DAA for helping me get my SSD quickly and efficiently. I was recovering from a life changing illness, and just couldn't bare to deal with this, along with everything else. Thank you for taking care of me.”

    - Christine A.
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    “My caseworker Wendy Steiner was excellent. She answered all my questions and was very through. She kept me updated on my claim. I would very likely recommend your services to anyone who needs this service.”

    - Mary F.
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    “From the first call to the first visit they were very helpful and confident in taking my case on. And in just a few short months they completed their job. Thank you for the great job and professional service you provided.”

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