The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a list of procedures that disabled people in North Carolina must follow to obtain disability benefits. In every case, you need to provide documented evidence with your application to the SSA. There are six ways to get your SSD benefits approved more quickly.
1. Fill out every entry
Many applications are rejected for leaving too many lines blank, so you need to provide as much information on the form as possible. The SSA needs to know an extensive background of your work history and medical treatments. You have to include names of medical providers, hospitalizations, doctors’ visits and other details.
2. Express a dire need
An application is approved faster after expressing a dire need for money, housing, food or medical treatments. You have to write about the need in detail and include supporting documentation.
3. Request a court hearing
Request to appear in a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.
4. Show a terminal illness
The process is sped through if the applicant has a terminal illness. The SSA includes a list of illnesses that fit this category.
5. Prove military status
People who are currently or have formerly served in the military can have their claims sped through. The disability must occur while on active duty on or after 2001.
6. File your appeal
File an appeal immediately after your application is denied, which is within 60 days. Avoid waiting for the entire 60 days or the approval could be delayed.
Getting approved right away
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits usually involves having to wait three to six months to receive a response from the SSA. However, you can show proof that you need your benefits immediately and have your application sped through the system.