Three Keys to Getting Your Social Security Disability Benefits

At The Law Offices Nancy L. Cavey, your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Attorneys, we think there are three tips that every Social Security Disability applicant should know and will help you with the Social Security Disability application process.

Tip #1: Before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, gather your medical records.

Nancy Cavey, an attorney with many years of expereince, knows that you can help speed up the Social Security Disability process by getting your medical records personally and delivering them to the disability examiner. However, make sure that you keep a copy of all the medical records that you give the Social Security Administration and ask for a receipt for the records that you have given them.

Tip #2: Don’t believe everything you are told by the Social Security Administration.

Unfortunately, not everyone at the Social Security Administration will give you the correct information. The Social Security staff isn’t trying to make you getting Social Security Disability benefits harder, it’s just that there are misleading information or misconceptions among the Social Security staff about the Social Security Disability process. At The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, we can answer any questions you have regarding the Social Security Disability process and have written a free consumer guide, “Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits.”

Tip #3: Don’t ignore the notices you get from Social Security!

You are going to get correspondence from the Social Security Administration including notices of medical examinations or hearings, or even a denial of your claim. It’s important that you respond quickly! If you are denied Social Security Disability benefits, you have sixty days in which to appeal, don’t miss that deadline or you have to start over. If you get notice of a medical exam and can’t make it, you need to notify the Social Security Administration so the appointment can be rescheduled.

At The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, we handle all the paperwork and contact the local Disability Determination Services office to make sure that your claim is being processed properly

The main tip that we would offer you is to considering hiring a Social Security Disability attorney, such as Nancy Cavey, because, quite frankly, the Social Security Administration is complicated and time consuming. Small mistakes can result in the denial of your claim which can further delay the receipt of Social Security Disability benefits.

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