When a disabled worker files a claim for disability benefits, there are a number of forms that must be filled out properly in order to qualify. The way these forms are filled out can determine if you are approved for disability. One of the important forms that you will fill out during the process of your Social Security Disability application is SSA Form 3373, also known as the Function Report.
The answers that you provide on Form 3373 will help the Social Security Administration (SSA) understand the impact that your disability has had on your daily life. It is impossible to be approved for SSD benefits based on a diagnosis alone. The SSA needs to determine whether or not the effects of your diagnosed condition have led to an inability to work. This is done by assessing the answers you provide the SSA with on Form 3373.
In order to be approved for Social Security Disability benefits, it is crucial that you answer the questions on Form 3373 properly. You should provide as many details as possible when answering these questions. The questions may seem irrelevant at times, such as the question that asks what time you go to bed, but all of the information is valuable when trying to prove your case to the SSA.
If you are worried that you will answer the questions on Form 3373 the wrong way or that your answers may hinder your claim for Social Security Disability benefits, you should consult with a Social Security Disability attorney. An attorney practicing Social Security Disability law can help you fill this form out properly, ensuring that your answers are sufficient and will provide the SSA with the proof needed to approve your claim for Social Security Disability benefits.