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Disability5 Signs You’ll Be Approved For Disability Benefits 

January 3, 2022

The disability process is complicated. Legitimate claims can take several months for approval. By enlisting the help of an experienced disability attorney — who will help you gather supporting evidence to support your claim — you increase your likelihood of approval. Here is a closer look at five signs that your disability claim will be approved based on the experience of the disability lawyers at Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O. 

Social Security Disability Lawyer in Omaha and Council Bluffs 

Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O.’s Social Security Disability team can help you secure benefits needed  to support yourself. Chellsie Weber, our wildly successful and experienced disability attorney, and Abby Reid, our wonderful and thorough disability paralegal, can offer support and advice as it pertains to your disability and the benefits approval process. Remember, you’re more likely to have a successful disability claim with an attorney by your side. Call us today at 402-991-2100. You also can share your story here.

Will My Disability Claim Be Approved? 

Here are five indicators your Social Security Disability claim is on the path for approval. If you identify with several or all of them, you can relax knowing you’re closer to receiving disability benefits every month. 

  1. You meet all the non-medical criteria. You have worked enough to have enough credits to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and would qualify for benefits. Usually, this means having worked the equivalent of full-time work for five of the last 10 years. A call to the SSA can tell you if those criteria have been met. 
  2. You have enough medical evidence to back up your claim. Most claims are denied because the medical evidence to confirm the claim is not readily available. If you have hard medical evidence that confirms the diagnosis, discusses the prognosis and the treatment plan, and can define the restrictions, limitations, and other aspects of your condition, your claim can be approved.
  3. You cannot work for at least 12 months. You must show that you cannot work for at least a year, or you will not be able to return to work at all to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. 
  4. You meet the criteria of the Blue Book listing. The Blue Book is a medical guide that lists different medical conditions. Each listing has specific criteria that must be met, so if you can provide medical evidence confirming those criteria have been met, then your claim is on the track for approval.
  5. You are being represented by a disability lawyer. Claimants who enlist legal representation are much more likely to be successful with their claim. Disability lawyers know what kind of evidence backs up your claim, specifically which tests and what notes are required to back up your claim. Your lawyer will maneuver the claims process and help advance your claim to the next level. 

How Do I File A Disability Claim? 

If you are ready to apply for disability benefits for yourself or someone you know — or if your claim has been denied — we can help. The best Omaha and Council Bluffs attorneys at Watson & Carroll helps clients with all kinds of conditions access much-needed disability benefits. Call to begin the client intake process today. 

About Watson & Carroll 

Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O., is not a high-volume law firm that only speaks with clients when it is absolutely necessary. For us, it’s personal. Our team works closely with our clients and their loved ones – not only so that we understand their challenges and concerns, but so we can tailor our approach to address those factors, aggressively pursue results, and secure peace of mind. Whether it is a medical malpractice case or advocating for disability benefits, we work to protect our clients and make sure their rights are upheld. 

Our firm can help. Call 402-991-2100 or email contact@watsoncarroll.com. You also can fill out our confidential contact form.

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