If you have found that you are now disabled and you are unable to work for a long time, or even for the rest of your life, you will want to file a disability claim. Of course, as you might have suspected, getting an approval for your disability claim is not always easy. However, if you take some time to put in a little effort into giving yourself the best shot at an approval, you should not have too much to worry about. Here are some of those things you will want to consider doing:
Start Taking Notes
The more notes you have, the better. In fact, there is no such thing as too many notes regarding your disability. Your attorney can pick and choose from all of them to create the best case for you. If you do not have any notes, or very little of them, your attorney might have trouble getting the disability officials to fully understand what you are going through. Your notes should include everything from what happened to cause your disability and how you have struggled with it ever since.
Get To The Doctors
The last thing you want to do is to start skipping out on doctor's appointments. Even if you have a good reason for missing an appointment or two, such as you are having transportation issues, you need to make sure that you are going. You would not want the disability officials using your missed appointments as an indicator that you are not truly as disabled or injured as you claimed, expressing that you would have seen every doctor that you could. If you need help getting to and from your doctor's appointments, check to see if your county has transportation assistance programs that you can sign up for free. If not, your attorney might have some ideas on how to make this easier for you.
Don't Stall On Filing
Too many people decide to wait to file for their disability; this is a problem because, in many areas, there is a time limit. If you do not file within a certain amount of time, you could lose your chance to file your claim. Even if you hope that you will get better and be back to work, go ahead and file right away. Don't stall and waste time. Remember, you can always cancel your claim or go off of disability benefits should you get back to your normal self in the future.
If you need some additional advice, it would be a good idea to reach out to your disability claims attorney or a law firm like Iler and Iler. Write down a list of questions and concerns so you don't miss anything when you give them a call.Share