Generally, delays in social security disability (SSD) judgments are due to the number of disability appeals being filed, which is much more than what a small circle of administrative law judges can manage. Unfortunately, many applicants think that the process is a mere filing of forms. As such, they often make mistakes that contribute to further delays.
Inaccurate Medical Information
Disability claims are forwarded to the state disability agency to verify medical records and screen them for the SSA. This agency gathers all medical files from the medical sources an applicant indicates in his form. The wait usually lasts for months, and delays can be lengthened when the medical information gathered are not up-to-date (within the past 90 days) or the records do not completely match the condition claimed. In this case, the applicant may have to undergo a consultative medical exam under SSA’s charge.
Lack of Understanding About Qualifications
The SSD process can be complicated and not everyone functionally impaired may fit its description of “disabled”. An applicant must satisfy a certain set of conditions to qualify for the insurance. For instance, a 30-year-old electronic quality auditor who hurt his back in a workplace accident may not be considered disabled by SSD if the injury does not really prevent him from doing his job, unless he can present compelling evidence to the contrary.
Eligibility services help SSD applicants improve information accuracy and understanding, to hasten judgments for the applicant and reimbursements for the medical facility.