Social Security Disability SSI – mistakes not to make 9

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#9 – Don’t make the mistake of withdrawing your claim (or choosing not to file an appeal) if you believe your condition is improving. Why? Because, depending on your impairment(s), the outlook for your condition may suddenly change for the worst, despite recent improvements. And if that happens, you don’t want to be in the position of starting all over again with a brand new application…and losing the weeks or months you’ve previously invested in the evaluation process.

The reason why the disability process is so financially devastating to many claimants, of course, is the fact that it consumes a substantial amount of time. In fact, it’s not at all unheard of for a disability claim to take 3 years, from start to finish, before a claimant actually starts to receive benefits (assuming they get approved).

Therefore, for this reason, even if your condition seems to be getting better, keep moving forward with your claim, at least to the point where you’re absolutely sure that you can perform some type of work and won’t have to rely on disability benefits.

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