The Social Security Administration (SSA) is notorious for showing little to no mercy with errors on a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application. That is, even the slightest discrepancy may prompt the office to deny your claim outright and in turn deny your access to the financial aid you require. Read on to discover errors that may prove jeopardizing to your benefits application and how a seasoned New Jersey SSDI attorney at The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur can help you avoid them at all costs.

What are the most crucial errors made in an SSDI benefits application?

The most crucial errors made in your SSDI benefits application may have to do with the time you file, along with the types of medical and employment information you file.

For one, you must not wait too long to submit this application. Taking care of your physical, mental, or emotional disability may be a full-time job in and of itself. Understandably so, this may distract you from putting in the proper time and effort to fill out this form. But ideally, you should submit this application within one year of incurring or being diagnosed with your disability. This is because the SSA only hands out retroactive SSDI benefits for a maximum of one year before your application date.

At the same time, you must not submit this application too soon. This is so you give yourself enough time to collect medical documentation that demonstrates how your disability is anticipated to last for at least one year. Otherwise, the SSA may assume you are only suffering a short-term disability that will resolve before you qualify for this benefits program.

Speaking of medical documentation, you must not neglect to include doctor’s notes and doctor’s statements. These should clearly explain your disability type, how it affects your day-to-day life, and the extent of your treatment journey ahead (i.e., recommended prescriptions, physical therapies, etc).

Similarly, you must not neglect documentation of your employment history. This may entail a statement from your employer regarding the nature of your work and the impossibility of accomplishing day-to-day tasks in your condition. Overall, this is to prove that you have done your part in paying into the SSDI benefits system.

What is the best way to avoid making any of these mistakes?

There is a lot to remember when filling out and submitting your SSDI benefits application. The worry of making the smallest mistake may overwhelm you and perpetually delay your chances of receiving necessary financial support.

In a way, the best thing you can do to help yourself is to allow a competent New Jersey SSDI attorney to help you. With that said, feel free to reach out to us at The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur whenever you are ready.