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Things That Affect Your Case For Social Security Disability In Utah

According to Disabled World, there are about 126, 000 Utahns who suffer from work-related disabilities. As such, it can be said that social security benefits are a major concern in the state, even though making disability claims can take months or even years. Utah's Disability Determination Services (DDS) receives literally thousands of applications every year, although only a fraction of this number receives a timely response from the social security administration.

A Utah social security disability lawyer can help you in your case if ever you suffer from this backlog. Not only can this lawyer assist you in the application process, he or she can also be your voice for your social security disability hearing. Here are some of the things that may affect your case:

Disability Report Requirements

A number of documents are needed before you can file your disability report, and some of them aren't necessarily related to the injuries you've sustained. Your birth or baptismal certificate, Social Security number, and tax statements are just as important as your work records, medical records, names and addresses of every doctor/clinic/hospital you visited, laboratory results (if any), and information about prescription medicine you're taking. A lawyer that specializes in social security disability in Utah can help you identify other requirements that may be asked of you by the DDS.

Subjective Assessment

This is where most disability benefit cases get bogged down because the DDS has to rely on the personal judgment of the examiners to determine who is disabled and who isn't. Generally speaking, your local DDS office assesses both your ability to work in full-function and the actions that you can't perform (i.e. lifting heavy objects, concentrating, etc.) based on your medical records. You probably won't be considered "disabled" if you're only experiencing bouts of pain, for example.

Outstanding Benefits and Warrants

The social security benefits you'll receive are affected by any existing government benefits that you also have like pension and workers' compensation, although whether they're positive or negative vary from case to case. On the other hand, your Social Security benefits may be jeopardized if you have an existing warrant of arrest. Those who are convicted of a crime and/or violated their parole won't receive their benefits regularly although their dependents will.

To learn more about social security benefits, visit: blogcritics.org/filing-for-social-security-disability-pitfalls/ and ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10029.pdf or disabled-world.com/news/america/utah/.

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