Perhaps you found out that you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability in Ohio while you recover from your injuries. As exciting as that news is, you should not let your emotions and feelings of anticipation get in the way of filing your claim. The SSD claims process is complex, and there are a lot of things you need to do to prove your claim.
Take some time to learn how to avoid making mistakes during the filing process that could cause you to lose your Social Security Disability benefits.
Not seeing a doctor
One requirement of social security disability is seeing doctors to watch and manage your condition. SSD benefits are for people whose injuries are so serious that they need ongoing medical care to live normally. You also need a doctor to provide written statements about your wounds and any issues you may be experiencing because of them. If you are not seeing a doctor, then the Social Security administration has no way of knowing that your injuries are serious enough for you to qualify.
Not checking the status of your claim
Once you submit your claim, you should keep track of it. Do not assume that you will receive notification when something happens with your claim. You should check its status frequently so you will know if you need to provide more paperwork or take other actions to process your claim.
Not hiring an attorney
The Social Security claims process is often challenging and confusing for most people. There are many things that can occur from the moment you begin your claim that can affect its outcome. An attorney can help you decide if your disability actually qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits, file the right paperwork, get the right documentation, lower the chances of an initial denial and help you file an appeal.
Making a wrong move while filing your claim and waiting for a decision can result in a denial that you may or may not qualify to appeal. You should learn the requirements and take appropriate actions in a timely manner to prevent complications that can increase the length of time it takes for you to receive your benefits.