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Is it Hard to Get a Disability Benefit?

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Even if you think your medical condition should entitle you to get a disability benefit, when you file the application you will find it is hard to get a benefit. This is because the majority of disability benefits initial applications are denied.

This is often because the evidence provided doesn’t always prove that your medical condition is severe enough that you are unable to work for 12 months as this is a requirement for eligibility for a disability benefit.

How Does Presumptive Disability Work?

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Applying for Social Security disability benefits often turns into a long, highly frustrating process than ends up in a claim coming back denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

After years of hearing complaints from Americans that file for disability benefits, the SSA started two fast-track claim approval programs called Compassionate Allowance and Presumptive Disability. The underlying principle of the Presumptive Disability program is that the SSA presumes an applicant lives with a disability that prevents the applicant from working.

The Difference Between Technical Denials and Informal Denials in a Disability Case

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There are two types of denials in a disability benefit claim application. These are technical denials and informal denials. They are similar because both types of denial result in your disability claim being denied prior to a medical determination.

Apart from that, the two denials are in fact quite different. A technical denial requires an actual determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and there are also appeal rights.

How Long Do You Have To Be Disabled To Get Disability?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers disability benefits. To get disability benefits, you must be unable to work for at least 12 months because of your medical condition.

To get the highest disability settlement, you should enlist the help of a knowledgeable disability attorney. You will need to gather supporting medical evidence and other documentation.

How Can I Approved For Disability Benefits On The First Attempt?

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The disability claims process can be a challenge. Most claims are denied on the initial or the first review, but there are some ways you can improve your chances of having your disability claim approved on the first review.

Hard medical evidence and supporting documentation are essential to the success of your disability claim. Here is a closer look at how you can get approved for disability benefits on the first attempt.