How to Correct a Mistake on a Social Security Disability Application

by Earl Dixon on December 7, 2016

If a person has a disability that does not allow them to work for at least a year or more, they may be eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Applying for these benefits is easy with the online application process, and anyone can begin their claim without having to set up an appointment with the Social Security office. This will save time and money because they can apply from their home and avoid having to drive anywhere. Online, individuals will find all the steps they need to complete the application, as well as information on how to correct any mistakes they may make in the process.

Applying for Disability Benefits

In order to apply for Social Security Disability, individuals first have to review the disability checklist to make sure they qualify before they proceed. To be eligible, they must be eighteen years or older, have paid Social Security taxes for a certain amount of time, and have a condition which does not allow them to work for a year or more. If they can check off these three things, they are ready to apply. Individuals can apply online, over the phone, or in person. Completing the application online will probably be the most convenient way to apply. Once individuals have followed all of the steps online, and have completed the application, the Social Security office will review the application and decide whether to approve or deny the Social Security Disability claim. This whole process could take several months depending on several factors including what the disability is, obtaining medical evidence, or being randomly selected for a quality review.

Correcting a Mistake on the Application

When individuals are applying online for disability benefits, it is a good idea to double check their application to make sure everything is correct before sending it in. However, sometimes mistakes will be made and a person may want to know how to fix them. To correct a mistake on the disability application, simply contact a local Social Security office by phone or in person. They can direct individuals on how to correct the mistake. If a person is denied for disability benefits, and they realize they had made a mistake on the application that may change that decision, they have the right to appeal, if they make the request within sixty days of receiving the decision letter. Individuals can begin the appeal process by filing online or visiting the Social Security office.

Individuals may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if they are in a situation where they can no longer work because of a medical condition. If a person finds that they have made a mistake on the disability application, simply contact the Social Security office. They can make sure the mistake is corrected so that the claim can be processed properly.

Sources:
http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov