Tips for Getting Approved for Disability

Getting your claim approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can take time, and in many cases, it can require more than one try. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more than half of all initial applications for SSD benefits, but there are steps you can take to increase your chances of getting your application approved.

You don’t have to apply for disability benefits without help. At Fields Law Firm, it’s our job to help Minnesotans like you get the compensation they need to get medical treatment and support their families. We’re here to answer your questions about your SSD application – call 1-888-343-5375 or complete our free initial consultation form. There’s no obligation – we’re here to help.

How to Get Your Disability Claim Approved

Follow these tips to increase your chances of getting your application for disability benefits approved:

  1. See your doctor on a regular basis.
    Getting regular medical treatment helps your physician fill out paperwork that the SSA uses to determine your disability status. A list of your past appointments can also serve as evidence you’re suffering from a serious condition.
  2. Document your medical condition.
    Keep a journal documenting the ways your condition affects you on a daily basis. Be sure to document the:
    • Things you can no longer do because of your condition.
    • Times and dates of events, such as seizures or blackouts, related to your condition.
    • Side effects of medications you’re taking.

    Keeping track of these factors can prove the severity of your medical condition to the SSA, and it can help your doctors and lawyers prepare your application for Social Security Disablity benefits.

  3. Get a Social Security Disability lawyer.
    At Fields Law, we know how to build successful disability claims. Whether you’ve already been denied and need help with an appeal or you’re applying for benefits for the first time, our Social Security Lawyers are here to help you get the benefits you need.