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Did You Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Have you applied for Social Security disability benefits?

If you answered yes, chances are that you will travel to a nearby Social Security Administration ("SSA") District Office ("DO") sometime during the process. Most claimants stop by their local DO to drop off SSA forms, medical records, or ask disability related questions. If you are planning on making a trip for any of those reasons, here are a few tips:

1) The first week of every month is usually the busiest time for your local DO. If you can help it, make your journey out there later on in the month.

2) Mondays and Tuesdays always seem to be very busy, whereas Fridays can be quite slow.

3) Most of my clients tend to make trips out to their DO during lunch hours, however, DO employees also have to take a lunch as well. Lines can end up being longest during these hours.

4) After you take your ticket, do not leave the building. Claimants often leave when their number is called and are passed up in the calling order.

5) Make sure to keep copies of anything you drop off, just because you hand a form or document to an SSA employee does not mean that it will be processed.

It always seems easier to get things done by calling SSA or visiting their website. But, if you are in a position where you must travel to a DO remember these tips from a Chicago disability lawyer

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