Getting Social Security disability benefits can be hard enough even under the best of circumstances, which means the last thing you want to do is anything that will jeopardize your approval. Fortunately, there aren’t too many things you have to worry about. We’ve gone ahead and listed some of the most serious Social Security disability “case killers” below.
Constantly calling the MARVIN system and putting yourself out there as someone “ready, willing, and able to work” will almost certainly get in the way of your SSDI claim approval. Instead, you should get in touch with our experienced Social Security disability attorneys at Aiello Law Group any time you have any questions regarding MARVIN, or how employment might impact the success of your benefits claim.
Illegal or Prescription Drug Abuse
While breaking the law in any capacity can certainly impact your ability to receive Social Security disability benefits, having trouble with the abuse of illegal substances or misusing prescription medications can be especially detrimental to your case. Taking illegal substances and mishandling prescription medication can significantly impact your health, and worsen any existing conditions, which can make it difficult to prove that you actually need, and can be trusted to responsibly use, any allocated benefits, and that your illness isn’t being self-inflicted.
Although it may be a perfectly legal substance for of-age persons to consume, abusing alcohol will result in the same SSDI claims struggles as abusing any other substance for the same reasons. In fact, anyone consuming alcohol at a rate that interferes with their ability to properly care for their health or disability should seek immediate support to overcome their addiction.
Driving Against Recommendations
If you have any condition or disability that requires you to avoid being on the road per your health care provider’s instructions, disregarding their recommendations can make it harder to get your SSDI benefits claim approved. In order for the SSA to approve your claim, they have to see you’re already doing everything in your power to improve your health and circumstances on your own.
One of the fastest Social Security disability case killers is outright non-compliance. Once again, the SSA needs to see that you’re trying to get better in order to feel confident giving you SSDI benefits over someone else, which means you have to follow all doctors orders/recommendations, take all prescribed medications as directed, and show up on time for all medical appointments.
For more information on what you should and should not being doing while you attempt to claim Social Security disability benefits, reach out to our seasoned Social Security disability attorneys at Aiello Law Group. Call us, today, at 313.964.4900 or fill out the form in the sidebar or on our contact page, and learn more about how we can help you.