Anyone in Washington who suffers a severe injury or health problem will know what it is like to rely on insurance payments. When he or she cannot work for an extended period, Social Security Disability benefits might be the only income. Receiving benefits could make up approximately 70 percent of lost wages. However, it is not uncommon for benefits claims to be denied.
What could have gone wrong? The paperwork might have been incomplete. Records submitted must include the insurance claim form and medical records, including treatment notes. Missing information can lead to a rejected claim. Another thing to check is whether the application was filed within the time allowed following the injury or the onset of the illness.
Fabricating or falsifying information is fraud, and lying on the claim form for disability benefits is a crime that will indeed jeopardize any chances of having a claim approved. Furthermore, the disability insurance provider expects a person to do what is prescribed by the doctor to aid recovery and return to work. If doctors' orders are not followed, claims might be denied. A claim can also be rejected if the insurance company's physician disagrees with the patient's personal doctor, and a second opinion might be sought.
A significant number of Social Security Disability benefits claims are denied, and it is no reason to lose hope. With the support and guidance of an experienced Washington attorney, corrections could be made. The claim can be resubmitted, and if it is denied again, there might be grounds for an appeal. With the help of legal counsel who is familiar with the complexities of Social Security Disability claims, the ultimate outcome might be successful.