Stop believing the myths and misconceptions about Social Security disability!

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding Social Security disability, and if you want to be as prepared as possible for the application process, you need to know what is true and what isn’t. The good news is that our experienced Social Security attorney in Louisville is here to set the record straight. The following is a list of some of the most common myths and misconceptions about Social Security disability:

Myth #1. Everyone gets denied the first time they apply for Social Security Disability. 

This is an incredibly common myth, and luckily it isn’t true. However, it is true that the Social Security Administration denies a large portion of applicants. Approximately 70 percent of claimants are denied the first time they apply for benefits.

Myth #2. You will automatically get approved if your doctor issues a statement supporting your claim. 

If your doctor is familiar with your case and submits a detailed and objective statement about your medical problems, it can definitely help you get approved for benefits. However, in most cases, doctor’s statements aren’t very valuable because they are typically short and not very detailed.

Myth #3. Your claim will be automatically denied if your drink alcohol or use drugs. 

Luckily, it is still possible to get approved for benefits if you use drugs or drink alcohol. Whether your drug and alcohol use plays a role in your case will depend in the nature of your disability, and if your use of drugs and alcohol played a part in your disability.

Learn the truth about more Social Security disability myths when you stay tuned for our next blog.