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Mistakes to avoid when applying for SSD benefits

If you are a disabled Amelia area resident and getting ready to file for social security disability benefits because a workplace accident has left you disabled, you need to understand that the approval process can take some time. Most first-time applicants end up waiting up to two years to learn if they will receive benefits or not. Currently, the approval percentage of SSDI applications received is one-third. 

Do telecommuters qualify for workers' compensation?

One common question that many workers in the Amelia area have is whether they qualify for workers’ compensation benefits as telecommuting employees. Although telecommuting can be beneficial for both employer and workers, it does create some concerns when issues arise that normally occur in the job site. 

3 common reasons SSDI claims are denied

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a stressful process. The paperwork, review and waiting period are all nerve-wracking, and it is especially difficult to handle when your livelihood and well-being are on the line. Ideally, you will receive an approval for your SSDI application the first time you apply, but this is not the case for many disabled people. The Social Security Administration may deny you benefits—more than once, even, if you choose to reapply.

Why you should be prepared to fight for your SSDI benefits

If you are getting ready to file for Social Security disability benefits in Ohio, you may be thinking of all the things you can get done once your claim is approved. Besides catching up on your bills, you can regain some of the financial security you lost when you became injured. There is nothing wrong this expectation, but it could leave you unprepared for one of the harshest realities in the world of SSDI. 

SSD denial appeal vs a new claim

If you have a condition that prevents you from being able to work at full capacity, you may qualify for Social Security disability. Unfortunately, many individuals who file such claims face some sort of pushback or possibly denial.

What mistakes should I avoid with my SSD claim?

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. 

How independent medical examinations work

If you have filed a workers' compensation claim in Ohio, you might receive a notice asking you to attend an independent medical examination. Most often, insurance companies ask for an IME when they have issues regarding your condition, proposed treatment or disability rating. Sometimes, an IME can happen on the order of the judge or hearing officer.


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