Social Security disability cases are very sensitive, meaning there are certain things you should avoid doing if you want to avoid facing rejection. A few things in particular that are widely known to negatively impact Social Security disability cases include:
If you utilize Michigan’s Automated Response Voice Interactive Network, or MARVIN, to alert state officials of your willingness and ability to maintain employment, or you already have a job, it will raise huge red flags for the Social Security Administration’s office. Benefits are awarded only to applicants that are unable to work due to serious disability. Having a job of any kind can disqualify you from receiving benefits.
Illicit Drug Use
Because so many people rely on Social Security disability benefits, getting approved can be difficult, which is why if you are found to be using any illegal drugs whatsoever your claims could be denied automatically. If you have a problem with drugs and looking to get help, ask your Social Security disability attorney for advice on what you can do to get the help you need without ruining your chances of approval.
Prescription Drug/Alcohol Abuse
The last thing the state of Michigan wants to do is fund the habitual abuse of prescription medications and/or alcohol, especially when there are countless other potential beneficiaries out there in need of help. If you are thought to have a substance abuse problem, you will likely be denied for assistance outright. To prevent this from happening, consult a Social Security disability attorney today to learn more about how to navigate your unique circumstances.
Driving After You’ve Been Told Not To
If a medical professional has warned you not to drive because you have a medical condition that may pose a risk to you or others while out on the road, ignoring their recommendations can seriously impact your SSD/SSI approval. In fact, disregarding any doctors’ orders when attempting to receive benefits, no matter what you’re being told to do can be taken as a sign of non-compliance – jeopardizing your approval.
Non-compliance encompasses any task or action you refuse or neglect to accomplish despite being told otherwise. Missing doctor’s appointments, not taking prescribed medication as instructed, and otherwise ignoring orders of any kind can be considered non-compliance and seriously disrupt your chances of getting the help you need.
To learn more about the do’s and don’ts of applying for Social Security disability benefits, or simply to get a better idea of your likelihood of approval now, consider reaching out to our incredible attorneys at Esper 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.