Social Security often denies applications for disability benefits after the first try.

When appealing a denied claim, Social Security will resend the same forms to fill out once again. Below we review why Social Security sends the same forms during the appeal process.

Once you file an appeal on your disability claim, your case gets assigned to a disability examiner. The first thing that disability examiner does is send the applicant a form asking questions about daily activities and limitations. They send this form to have a simple screenshot of how the applicant is feeling today and how that compares to how he or she felt a few months ago when they filed the initial claim. It’s important to ensure this form is filled out completely and returned to the disability examiner as soon as possible.

 

The disability examiner will also update all of the applicant’s medical records, even though they received the medical records from the doctor months ago. This is again to compare how the applicant is feeling now compared to how they felt during the initial application process.

 

This is why Social Security sends the same forms during the appeal process.

 

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