Claimants do not have enough medical documentation. A critical component for any successful SSDI application is the need for detailed medical evidence that documents a disability and its impact on the individual’s ability to perform full-time work. Evidence should include diagnoses, medical tests and results, imaging, treatment history, prescription drugs, surgeries, ER and doctor visits, and other relevant medical details to demonstrate not just that you have a disabling condition or conditions, but also that you have been getting regular medical treatment for your disabling impairments. Strong medical evidence, combined with details about how a disability influences your activities of daily living is especially important if you have a mentally impairing disability, such as mental disorders, neurological conditions or cognitive dysfunctions caused by injury or disease. Regular treatment with specialists and mental health professionals are an important part of your claim. Claimants do not have enough medical documentation.
Claimants do not know that they have the right to a Social Security Disability Attorney. Social Security does not inform initial applicants that they have the right to retain a representative to assist them early on, and most people try to navigate the complicated program alone. You need an advocate – someone you can trust will tell the story of your disability and its devastating effect on you and your family. Most people think they will never be impacted by a disability, and it’s not uncommon to resist the idea that a disability has changed your life and your ability to work. Like other insurance, Social Security disability is an investment you made when working. It is there if you need it, even if only for a year or two while you recover from a major injury. Claimants do not know that they have the right to a Social Security lawyer.
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