Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are sick or injured and cannot work, you might be eligible to receive cash payments from the Social Security Administration. You want to be careful, though, that you don’t do something that might jeopardize your right to benefits. Here are some things to consider.

It’s Best Not to File for Unemployment If You Have a Pending Social Security Disability Claim

Generally, when you file for unemployment, you must be ready and able to work to collect benefits. However, a Social Security disability claim is based on your assertion that you cannot work. That can send the wrong message to an administrative law judge asked to make a determination about your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.

You Can’t Work and Get Social Security Disability Benefits

Again, a Social Security disability claim is based on the assertion that you cannot work. If you are still working, it may be evidence that you’re not disabled. Under current law, you can earn up to $1,130 per month and still be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.

Get Medical Treatment and Follow the Doctor’s Orders

If you haven’t had any medical treatment and don’t have an opinion from a medical professional, you’ll be hard-pressed to prove that you qualify for Social Security disability payments. In addition, if it can be shown that you didn’t follow doctor’s orders—didn’t take medication, didn’t do physical therapy, etc.—the administrative law judge may determine that you could have returned to health otherwise and deny your claim.

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