What Can I Do To Improve My SSD Claim?
As anyone who has had to deal with the Social Security Administration (SSA) can tell you, obtaining the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits you need and deserve is rarely an easy task, even if your disability is severe. In fact, the SSA denies most disability claims the first time around. However, there are things you can do to strengthen your claim, including:
- Keep going to the doctor: Even if you are disabled, if you do not have medical records to support your claim, the SSA will very likely deny you benefits. Therefore, you need to make sure you always go to every medical appointment, and you must tell your doctor about all of your symptoms.
- Keep your medical records organized: While the SSA will likely request its own copies of your medical history and records, there is no denying that sometimes records fall through the cracks. This is one reason why you should keep and organize your own set of medical records, including a list of all appointments, doctors and medications prescribed. You may even want to include copies of your medical records with your initial claim ― after all, one of the biggest delays in processing claims is the wait for medical records.
- Hire an SSD attorney: If you are applying for disability benefits, one of the best decisions you can make is to hire an experienced and dedicated Social Security attorney. Not only will your lawyer explain your legal options, but he or she will do everything possible to increase the likelihood of you receiving benefits. The only question remaining is which law firm to hire.
Go With Experience; Go With Philip J. Fulton Law Office
At Philip J. Fulton Law Office, we are focused on helping individuals obtain the benefits and compensation they deserve, and we have been doing it since 1980. Contact us today and schedule your FREE consultation. You have nothing to lose, so call us today at 614-963-9569. You can also email us online. From our office in Columbus, we help injured and disabled workers throughout Ohio.