There is no fast track when it comes to SSDI and government benefits from the Social Security Administration. This is notorious for being a long and complicated process, and there is no way to jump the line.
For instance, you may have a friend who told you that they got benefits almost overnight or that working with an attorney would mean you’d get your benefits far faster than if you did it on your own. It’s very important to have realistic expectations and to know that this can take a long time. That said, there are some things you can do that may help you get the benefits a little sooner.
Get the proper medical evidence
One thing that can really help is having the right medical documentation to use as evidence that you have a disability. You can use statements from your doctor and an official diagnosis, for instance, and you may be able to provide medical records or charts. Many times, someone who has a valid disability tries to apply and gets denied because there simply isn’t enough evidence. This doesn’t mean you don’t have the disability, but just that you need to get that evidence together before you will be granted benefits.
Don’t make paperwork mistakes
It’s also important not to make any minor paperwork mistakes that could lead to a denial. Carefully go over all of the documents that you have to fill out. Double-check everything and make sure you didn’t skip any sections. The faster you can get these parts of the process completed, the sooner you can be issued the benefits that you need.
While there is no fast track to Social Security Disability benefits, you can see why it’s so important to understand all of the necessary steps to take and the options that you have.