Social Disability Forms often have legal terms and information that is hard for a regular person to understand and answer. However, you would need to fill out a lot of forms to be able to receive the benefits.
In general, it’s best to have a lawyer when answering disability claim forms. This is for you to make sure that you are doing it correctly. It will also help you to avoid rejection when applying for disability benefits.
While it’s best to talk with a lawyer when completing disability forms, this article will show you how you can omit mistakes when answering your claim forms.
Adult Disability Form
The Adult Disability Form is the primary Social Security Disability form. It’s a ten-page form with five sections and will ask a lot of questions about your disability.
It’s essential to make sure that your statement is as clear and accurate as possible. The more thorough your explanation and information is, the better your chances of getting approved.
You also must not leave any questions blank. You must answer everything, even if you have no answer to the item. You can put “none” or “not applicable,” depending on the question.
Give Accurate General Information
In the first section of the form, you will be asked about your necessary information, such as your name and contact information. Your social security number and your address will be asked as well. Make sure that all the information needed is accurate. The required information is all about you, after all.
Gather All The Details About Your Disability
After filling out your basic information, section B will be all about your disability. You need to give details about your illnesses, injuries, or conditions that hinder you from working.
You must know every detail about your disability, such as the date you became disabled. It should be accurate because the time you became disabled will determine the start date of your benefits.
Section B is also the part where you need to prove that you are disabled and completely unable to work. If you can detail all your disability as much as possible, the better.
Describing Your Daily Activities
Section C of the form will be all about your daily activities. You need to put how your condition affects your everyday life, such as taking care of yourself. Are you able to clean all by yourself? How about feeding yourself?
All these should be included. If you can prove that your disability brings trouble in doing your daily activities, your benefits will be most likely to get approved.
Describing Your Abilities
In Section D, you would need to describe your basic abilities. Your ability to walk, lift, stand, talk, and many more, will be used to determine if it can affect your duties at work.
For instance, if your condition won’t allow you to stand for a short period, then you should describe it in this section.
You must also include the medications that you’re currently on and its side effects. The side effects usually can interfere with your ability to work. For example, some medications can make you tired and dizzy, and it can definitely affect you at work.
When you include all these, the SSA will be able to determine that your disability has a great impact on your ability to work.
If there are things about your disability that are not discussed, the last section of the form will allow you to discuss the details that were left out thoroughly.
As mentioned, you must give accurate and complete information about your disability. Reviewing the form twice or thrice doesn’t hurt, and it will allow you to remove mistakes if there’s any.
Confused And Don’t Know How To Answer?
If you’re not sure how to answer even one question, it’s better to ask some help from an experienced social security disability lawyer. One mistake is all it takes for you to get rejected with your disability benefits.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Judy Ponio is a writer for Victor Malca Law P.A. and enjoys helping people with questions about social security, workers compensation, and other serious matters involving people’s livelihood. She is not an attorney and her writing should not be considered legal advice.