Many people in Ohio who are dealing with a debilitating disability may be dissuaded from applying for Social Security Disability benefits when they hear the oft-repeated claims about just how hard it can be to be approved to receive these benefits. But anyone who might be eligible for SSD benefits should remember that, with the right approach, many applications for benefits are approved. In other cases, even if an appeal of an initial denial is required, approval may come later.

The first step to have the best chance to get approved to receive SSD benefits is to put together a complete initial application. For many people, it can be beneficial to have their eligibility reviewed by a legal professional before the initial application is submitted. Doing so could provide a chance to bolster the materials and documentation that are submitted with the initial application.

But even if the initial application is denied, there is an appeals process with the Social Security Administration that can be pursued. Throughout the multiple steps of the appeals process, applicants will have an opportunity to have their application materials double-checked, and they may even get a chance to tell their side of the story in front of an administrative law judge.

At our law firm, we work with Ohio residents who are going through the stages of the application and appeals process to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The process may be somewhat complicated, but those who are approved to receive SSD benefits receive a crucial financial lifeline. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help in your case, please visit the Social Security Disability overview section of our website.