Frequently Asked Questions
Why Are So Many SSD Claims Denied?
More than 50% of
Social Security Disability claims are initially denied. The most common reason is that the application
forms were not properly filled out or even completed. Another reason is
that the applicant did not supply recent medical records to substantiate
their current condition. To be sure that you have the best chance of getting
your claim approved, you should consult with a Dallas Social Security
Disability lawyer at The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC.
Am I Eligible For Benefits if I Am Not Permanently Disabled?
Yes, but your disability must be expected to impair your ability to earn
an income for at least 12 months. It is also possible to be approved for
benefits for a period of disability even after you have recovered and
returned to work. This past period of disability is referred to as a "closer
I Have Very Little Income. How Can I Afford an Attorney?
You pay nothing unless your disability claim is approved. The amount your
lawyer is paid is established by the Social Security Administration and
is only paid if you win.
What Types of Disabilities Will SSD Pay For?
Almost any medically diagnosed mental or physical disability could qualify
for SSD benefits. The determining factor is not necessarily the type of
condition you have, but how much it impairs your ability to provide a
sufficient income on which to live. Some people who have cancer or back
injuries may be approved but others, with the same conditions that possess
a different work skill or occupation, may not.
I Provided a Letter From My Doctor, But Was Refused. Why?
Many doctors do not understand the documentation that is necessary to provide
the SSA for your claim to be accepted. A letter from your doctor would
never be sufficient without documentation of your tests, diagnosis, and
treatment visits. Another reason could be that your medical records are
not current enough. Medical records from several years ago will not be
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Contact a Dallas Social Security Disability attorney
to get answers to any other questions!