The Most Common Mistakes in Applying for Disability

Feb 16

Here’s a list of the most common mistakes made in applying for disability benefits:

1. Not applying soon enough

2. Taking “no” for an answer…not appealing a denial

3. Taking “yes” for an answer-accepting a late onset (beginning) date and thus reducing the back benefit award

4. Not reapplying if the condition becomes worse after an appeal time ends

5. Not verifying that all the medical records are in the file

6. Believing a note from a doctors saying you are “disabled” is enough to win

7. Filling out a claim form before talking to a legal advisor