You can improve your chances of winning a disability benefits significantly by not missing your doctors appointments, as well as collecting any documents and reports from your physician.
You should see your doctor as regularly as necessary and follow all physician advice to ensure that your claim is decided quickly and favorably. We need medical evidence to prove you are disabled. You should be sure to tell your doctors every complaint and symptom that you are having. You should get referrals to specialists any time you have a problem your doctor can’t handle. You should see a psychologist if you are having depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue.
The easiest way to prove disability is by having your doctors write reports that truthfully and accurately represent your disabilities and why they prevent you from being able to work. We, your lawyer, will need all medical reports and records from your doctor.
As soon as you know that you are going to be filing a Social Security disability claim, let you doctor know. He/she will know what that entails on their part. You can ask if they have experience with these types of cases and if he/she is supportive of your claim for disability benefits. In case your physician is not able to treat the specific conditions for which you are claiming disability please to ask your doctor for a referral to a specialist.
Why are the medical records so very important?
Obviously, the medical records establish the existence of your condition/s.
However, they also prove whether or not you are currently disabled and how far back you may have been disabled, which can have an immediate and dramatic effect on how much back pay you are entitled to and whether or not your waiting period for certain benefits (such as medicare, or the start of monthly payments) will already have been served.
For those who are unaware, Social Security Disability has a five month waiting period for benefits while medicare has a 24 month waiting period. Establishing through the medical records that your condition began long ago can effectively eliminate these waiting periods.
Please ask us if you have any questions. We have answers and will fight for you!