CDG Disability Representatives’ approach to applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a partnership of sharing information. The information being shared is the personal information about you and the professional knowledge and experience of Jean Campbell serving children and adults with disabilities and other special needs for over 40 years. Part of the knowledge is to make you, the claimant, aware of the application process, the time involved with completing each section of the process, and most importantly, the expectation of being awarded SSDI benefits.
In 2021, the number of SSDI applications was 1,800,400. The number of claimants receiving SSDI benefit awards was 572,000 or 32%. The number of claimants being denied was 1,228,400 or 68%.
The 3 reasons that 1,228,400 claimants were denied SSDI benefit awards include; applications missing data and incomplete medical information including forms. The third reason is that most claimants filed on line.
The number, types and detailed information of the forms required for preparing a case are immense for each state’s Disability Determination Services (DDS) agency to review. The DDS’s, which are fully funded by the Federal Government, are State agencies responsible for developing medical evidence and making the initial determination on whether or not a claimant is disabled or blind under the law.
CDGDR’s mission is to assist you in collecting, organizing and presenting the medical and other information necessary for the DDS to recommend awarding you the Social Security benefits for which you are applying. You and your employer have made payment contributions during your working career through payroll social security deductions for this situation.
Our case management system has all the current versions of all SSA forms. It monitors and informs CDGDR of critical dates with times associated with the progress of your case.
Keeping track of the number of forms along with the number pages per form required for each case can be overwhelming. Here are two examples of the many forms required:
Form SSA-16, the application for disability insurance contains 7 pages.
- Form SSA-3368-BK adult disability report contains 15 pages.
Each case requires other information:
- Information and records with dates and times about Doctors, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, and Clinics
- Medical records – blood tests, medical tests, X-rays, and other test procedures
- Other records – Vocational rehabilitation services, public welfare, workers compensation, prison/jail
- Job History with names, addresses, with dates, times, and type of work with duties
- Education – schools, dates, graduation, special education, vocational schools
- Military Service – dates, branch, Military Occupation Specialty (MOS)
- Personal – marriage, divorce, children with dates, social security numbers
- Tax returns and income forms such as W2’s
CDGDR’s professional knowledge and experience combined with a state of the art case management system provide the foundation for presenting the state DDS agency with the best information to make a positive decision for awarding you Social Security benefits for your medical condition.
What Newsweek magazine said of Jean Campbell in May, 1993 is as true today as it was then:
“Others do deals. She does good…”