Getting The Right ADA Advice
If you are interested in getting disability assistance it is important that you know how to best ensure your application for those services is accepted. If you go with no knowledge and without first seeking out good ADA advice then you have a better than average chance of having your application rejected.
The requirements for approval of many disability coverages are often obscure. For this reason, many who apply get rejected although they could have been approved if their application had included the right details of their situation. This why you might have heard others complaining that their application was denied.
How Can I Make Sure I Get Approved?
One of the first steps to getting approved is getting the right ADA advice before you apply. This will help you to understand what information you need to gather before asking to be approved for the disability services you require.
Examples Of Being Approved And Denied
Someone in a wheelchair might be able to go to the public bus stop on clear days. The path is fine for the disabled person’s electric wheelchair and the bus has a lift to accommodate the wheelchair.
But if there is snow or ice, then the wheelchair would get stuck and it would be dangerous. Even in heavy rain, it would be difficult to go to the bus stop in a wheelchair.
In this situation, many would ask for transportation services. If one applicant were to ask for paratransit approval they might be asked what the distance from their home and the bus is. They might be asked if their public bus had accommodation for the handicapped.
If the applicant simply answered yes to those questions then the person in charge of their application would likely deny coverage. If another applicant answered those same questions but added the additional facts of when it would be impossible for them to use public transportation then that application would have a much better chance of being approved for those services.
Know Which Services You Qualify For
First, check your facts to know if you qualify for the services you want to apply for. Take the time to put together all supporting documentation before applying.
If for example, it is transportation you are applying for, consider not only the bus stop near your home, but all of the stops and scenarios of those places you will travel to and the places you go to from there and any obstacles that would make those situations impractical when using public transportation.
Regulations do not prohibit you from giving multiple documentation that supports your claims for the services you are applying for. This is why it is best you put together as much as possible. Remember that the person reviewing your application is human.
If what you provided is sparse then they are likely to conclude the services are not needed. But if you give them overwhelming evidence that it is, then they are much more likely to approve your application.
It all starts by getting good advice about the ADA. Understand what you qualify for before you apply. Then make sure you put together as much documentation supporting your claim as possible.