Applying for
Disability Benefits

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Winning Benefits

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you are asked to provide many pages of answers and documentation, many of which are repetitive or can be confusing. Even minor inconsistencies or mistakes can delay or ruin your chance of winning benefits.

It is extremely important that your forms and responses be filled out accurately and Gustad Law Group can help. We are happy to discuss the details of your disability claim.

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Social Security Administration’s Standard for Disability

SSA uses a 5 step process in determining if you are disabled and unable to work. Whether or not you are familiar with the 5 Step Sequential Evaluation Process in determining disability, the Social Security Administration will assuredly apply it in your case.

Being out of work due to your medical conditions is not enough to win Social Security Disability benefits. You must legally prove that you are “disabled” under the standards established by the Social Security Administration . Social Security considers you disabled under its rules if: Your medical conditions prevent you from working at an earnings level referred to as Substantial Gainful Activity; Your medical conditions are deemed “severe” conditions by the Social Security Administration; These severe conditions have lasted or are expected to last 12 months or longer or result in death; You cannot do work that you did before; You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s).

Why is the application process so complicated?

The Social Security Administration is a Federal agency whose own rules and regulations are exhaustive and complicated and often misunderstood by Social Security’s own employees. In an effort to weed out specious or meritless claims, Social Security often denies completely valid claims from hard-working people like you. Repetitive, personal and intrusive questions from a bureaucracy often make you feel ashamed, embarrassed or uncomfortable. Often the process of looking for a different job or just giving up sounds more appealing than following Social Security’s own exhaustive process.

Don’t give up and don’t lose hope! If you are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI, we will navigate this complicated process with you every step of the way.

Avoid the mistakes

Gustad Law Group will make sure that; We file your initial application in a timely manner; We obtain all documentation typically requested by the Social Security Administration and keep this on file so we can answer all questions thoughtfully and completely, whenever they arise; We ensure all medical documentation is obtained and considered by the adjudicator (decision maker) in your case; We ensure the adjudicator processes your claim in a timely manner so your claim does not drag on, leaving you in doubt; We contact all your treating medical provider whom you identify as supportive of your claim for Social Security Disability and SSI. By contacting The Gustad Law Group before you start applying, you will improve your chances of winning benefits!

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