How to Correct a Mistake on a Social Security Disability Application
If a person has a disability that does not allow them to work for at least a year or more, they may be eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Applying for these benefits is easy with the online application process, and anyone can begin their claim without having to set up an appointment with the Social Security office. Online, you will find all the steps needed to complete the application, as well as information on how to correct any mistakes.
Applying for Disability Benefits
In order to apply for Social Security Disability, you will need to review the disability checklist to make sure you qualify. To be eligible, you must be eighteen years or older, have paid Social Security taxes for a certain amount of time, and have a condition which prohibits you from working. If you can check off these three things, you are ready to apply. Individuals can apply online, over the phone, or in person. Completing the application online will probably be the most convenient. Once you have followed all the steps online, and have completed the application, the Social Security office will review the application and decide whether to approve or deny your Social Security Disability claim. This whole process could take several months depending on several factors including what the disability is, obtaining medical evidence, or being randomly selected for a quality review.
Correcting a Mistake on the Application
When applying online for disability benefits, it is a good idea to double check your application to make sure everything is correct before sending it in. However, mistakes can happen. To correct a mistake on a disability application, simply contact a local Social Security office by phone or in person. They can direct you on how to correct the mistake. If you are denied for disability benefits, and you realize you made a mistake on the application that may change that decision, you have the right to appeal if you make the request within sixty days of receiving the decision letter.
If you think you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, or if you are in a situation where they can no longer work because of a medical condition, we recommend contacting a Social Security attorney. At Renda Law in Tacoma, we take the time to talk to our clients, and to help them get the benefits they need and deserve. Contact us today, and we’ll walk you through every step!