Social Security laws and regulations are very complicated. Legitimate claims are often denied due to minor technicalities or lack of information from the filer. That’s why it’s best to have an experienced disability attorney on your side who understands the law and can fight for your claim. Here’s a look at some of the information your lawyer will need to get your claim approved:
Documents and Forms from Social Security Office
When you decide to apply for Social Security disability, you should first set up an appointment with the Social Security office in your city. They will provide you with the correct forms based on your specific case. Bring these forms to your lawyer’s office before filling them out.
This is an important aspect of filing an SSI or disability claim. Bring information on all the medications you are taking, including the dosage, times per day they’re prescribed, and the prescribing doctor’s information. You may just bring in the bottles from your pharmacy to ensure that your lawyer can get all the information necessary.
List of Your Medical Providers
You’ll need a list of your doctors, specialists, physical therapists, psychologists or psychiatrists, naturopaths, and any other medical professional you have seen since you became disabled. It’s helpful to have contact information for these providers as well.
Other Medical Information
Any and all medical information you can provide will help your lawyer build a more successful case to get your disability claim approved. You will need your medical histories, charts, diagnoses, and your prognosis from your doctors. Any test results like blood work, X-rays, or other disability-related results should also be provided to your lawyer. Written documentation from your doctor that explains your disability, including a statement toward your ability to do activities like sitting, walking, and lifting, will also help your case.
If you’re unable to work and require disability benefits as quickly as possible, hire a Social Security Disability attorney right away. At Dixon & Johnston, P.C., we have more than three decades’ experience fighting for our clients’ supplemental security income and disability claims. Call us today for a free consultation at (618) 233-1103.
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