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Denying Social Security benefits can lead to homelessness

When people with disability qualifying benefits are denied by the Social Security Administration, there could be dire consequences, according to a new report. The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty’s report said disability payments are critical to people who have these problems, but while 40 percent are most likely due these payments, only 14 percent receive them. This can end up being trouble for someone who is deserving of this money.

Something that gets in the way of acquiring these benefits is the restriction of people who can provide a medical diagnosis, as the NLCHP said clinics for the homeless are usually staffed by assistants and practitioners. Many claims from the homeless are not seen in the same light due to not as many doctors being available to them.

“It’s unfortunate that bureaucratic red tape prevents thousands of people from quickly accessing services they need to stay off the street,” said Jeremy Rosen, policy director at the Law Center and a co-author of the report. “By making the process to obtain benefits simpler, we could bring more people into the program and improve efficiency.”

Although obtaining sufficient medical evidence to prove a disability claim can be difficult in any case, claimants who are uninsured and have to depend on public aid and free clinics can experience difficulty in obtaining the medical proof required by the SSA. The staff at the law offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates is skilled in retrieving the necessary medical evidence from the medical providers who serve the homeless and public aid clients. We are successful in winning disability benefits for our clients, regardless of the source of their medical records.