Ocala SSD Claims Process Attorney
When you are disabled and unable to work and earn an income as such, there is a comfort in knowing that Social Security disability benefits programs exist and that you may be eligible for such benefits. However, the process of filing a claim for benefits is complicated and an error could result in your application being denied. At the Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A., our Ocala SSD claims process attorney can help you to navigate the process and improve your chances of your claim being approved. Call our attorneys directly today to learn more about how we can help.
The Claims Process: How You Apply
When you’re ready to apply for Social Security disability benefits, you can file an application online (common), call the Social Security Administration for over-the-phone assistance, or visit your local Social Security office and apply for benefits in-person. Before rushing to file your claim, though, it’s important that you understand the eligibility requirements for the type of disability benefits you’re seeking (i.e. Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income) and the various documents that you’ll need to support your claim.
Documents and Information You’ll Need to Apply for Benefits
In order to apply for benefits, you’ll need to provide the Social Security Administration with information about you, information about your family members, and information about your disability and work history. Types of documents you should gather and expect to file with your claim for benefits include:
- Proof of your age;
- Social Security number;
- Medical records from your doctors, therapists, and caseworkers;
- List of all medications you are taking;
- Lab and test results that support your disability claim;
- Information about where you worked prior to your disability, what you did, and how much money you made;
- A copy of your federal tax return or/and your W-2 form;
- Proof of age and Social Security number for any family members who may be eligible for benefits on your record;
- Proof of and date of marriage.
What Happens After You Apply for Benefits
Once you submit your application and all of your supporting documents, the SSA will review the application. If they agree with your application, your claim for benefits will be approved. If they disagree, you will receive notice, in writing, that your claim has been denied and the reason for the denial. You have the right to appeal the Administration’s decision, and can do so online. If you are appealing a disability benefits claim, working with an attorney is strongly recommended.
Call Our Ocala SSD Claims Process Attorney Today
While the process itself is fairly straightforward, gathering the right documents and meeting the eligibility requirements for disability benefits is not. At the Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A., our Ocala SSD claims process attorney can help you by ensuring that your application is complete and accurate, as well as representing you in appealing a denied claim if need be. To learn more about our Social Security disability law firm and how we can help, please call us today or send us a message at your convenience.