If you are reading this, you’ve most likely tried it all. You’ve tried doing a different job. You’ve tried working fewer hours. You may have even tried going back to school to learn another trade. Even so, you are still not able to work. The thought of applying for Social Security disability benefits probably seems daunting – the forms, the red tape, and all of the waiting! But never fear, you can improve your chances of winning your Social Security disability case.
Tip 1: Don’t wait until you’ve lost your medical insurance to apply. You have to have recent treatment records supporting your disability or Social Security may assume your condition is not bad enough for benefits. Many people are denied each year because they could not afford to see a medical specialist. So, while you still have access to health insurance, see the doctor that you choose as frequently as possible.
Tip 2: See what your medical records say about you. Although Social Security will request your medical records for you, they will not tell you what your records say. If your records are not supportive of your claim for disability benefits you will have trouble winning your case. So, get your medical records from your doctor’s office and review them.
Tip 3: Ask Your Medical Specialist if they will Support Your Case in Writing. You need to know if your medical specialist will write a letter and/or fill out a questionnaire. This is one of the most critical pieces of evidence for a case, so you need to know if your doctor is willing to do this for you.
Tip 4: Get help! You know you are disabled, but you most likely have no idea how you are going to prove that to a disability examiner who is paid to be skeptical about every application. That is why you need to work with an experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer who has seen how and why most cases are denied. By doing so, you will have someone on your side that you can trust when they tell you exactly what to do. If you need help, give Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, a call at (571) 328-5795.