May 10

Proving Your Claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits

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Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is tough, but being able to prove your entitlement to SSD benefits is even tougher. However, one way to help get you qualified for Social Security Disability benefits is to get regular, ongoing medical treatment that document your injuries and restrictions. Failure to do so could result in the denial of your claim for Social Security Disability benefits.

One reason that regular, ongoing medical care is so important is because outdated medical records indicating that you are disabled may not be enough. An examiner or judge will not be able to approve your claim for continuing benefits if current medical records are not available to substantiate your claim. Also, you or your attorney may have difficulty getting your physician to cooperate filling out a RFC form if he/she has not seen you recently.

We often hear that our clients cannot treat because of no money and no insurance. Although we appreciate these dilemmas, the Judge cannot approve SSD benefits without proper medical documentation. Check with family to determine if they can provide the finances to be examined by a doctor. Although it is not ideal, you can also treat at a free clinic, county health department, or emergency room. Doing noting will likely result in the denial of your Social Security Disability benefits.

The key for being approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is proper medical care. Take steps to prove your claim as you wait for your application to be processed.

If you or a friend has questions regarding Social Security Disability benefits or its process, contact Attorney Matthew Noyes for a free case consultation. You should not try to handle your Social Security Disability hearing without an attorney.

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