No one in the world has ever said that having a disability makes life easier. In fact, many individuals in the United States are suffering from permanent disabilities that prevent them from working and earning an income for themselves. Fortunately, these individuals may find a ray of hope in the federal government’s Social Security Disability benefits program — if they can qualify for benefits, that is.
Because it can be difficult for some disabled applicants to qualify for benefits through the Social Security Administration, it’s important to prepare for an application for filing as carefully as possible. The assistance of an experienced disability benefits attorney can be very helpful in this regard.
Here is some of the most important information that applicants will want to gather for their disability claims:
— When did the applicant become disabled?
— When did the applicant last work?
— What dates did the applicant visit his or her physicians?
— What were the names, phone numbers and addresses of the doctors who treated the applicant?
— What medications did the applicant take to treat the disabling condition?
— What medical procedures were performed on the applicant?
— Does the applicant have a written diagnosis from a physician? Even better, has the applicant received a diagnosis from a specialist in his or her condition?
— Does the applicant have written information from a treating physician regarding the extent of his or her disabilities and how they affect the applicant’s daily life?
— What medical tests were performed to diagnose the applicant?
— Is the applicant married?
An in-depth understanding of your disability or medical condition in the context of Social Security Disability law will assist you when applying for these helpful government benefits. The legal staff at our law firm is available to discuss your case with you now.