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How can I succeed with a disability assistance claim?

If a person becomes disabled at work or in the home, he or she may rely on the Social Security Administration (SSA) for the support required to recover and get back to their normal lifestyle. The speed of a claim for disability payments can make the difference between a bearable time and financial ruin, but the SSA may not be reliable in these cases.

How easy is it for Ohioans to get disability payments from the SSA?

It is probably harder than it has to be for people in Ohio to make a successful claim for SSA disability allowances. Only 34 percent of claims from the Buckeye State are approved on the first try, and they may wait for three to six months for it. Wait times for hearings and appeals can stretch on for years.

How can a person avoid these delays or denials?

Claimants may review the required information by finishing the application by hand before filing online. This gives applicants a chance to review the process. A complete medical record released to the SSA will always strengthen a claim. Ohio is one state where these records are free for people making a disability claim to the SSA.

How can a doctor help?

Experts believe a doctor's recognition of the specific restraints of a disability is the most effective communication to the SSA. A certified inability to work is not as helpful as a detailed description of a person's limits.

Do I need a lawyer to claim disability?

An attorney may be helpful with an initial SSA claim and certainly with an appeal. Consider legal representation if you need to claim disability assistance.

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