It can be a long and strenuous process to apply for Social Security Disability, taking anywhere from six to 24 months to approve the application. Mistakes made on the application can also back the process up, making it harder to get the benefits you need from the government. Before you apply, you must determine if it's right for you to apply for disability benefits, provide medical documentation, fill out a variety of forms and possibly attend a hearing or file appeals. The following are some common mistakes to avoid when you decide to apply for disability benefits.
Whether it was from a car accident, a crime committed against you, or serving in our military, many people have injuries that keep them from being unable to work. Some are obvious like brain trauma and spinal cord damage; some are "Invisible disabilities" such as PTSD, depression, and schizophrenia. What they all have in common is that they limit portions of your daily life activities, and specifically affect your ability to support yourself.
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