If you have talked with your doctor and it has been decided that you should apply for social security SSI, then that might be something you will want to do as soon as possible. However, you will want to take a few moments of time to consider whether there is anything you can do in order to improve your odds of being approved. This way, you can start to receive the benefits you need as soon as possible.
Keep Up With All Of Your Doctor Appointments
Even if there are a lot of them and it can be time consuming, it is vital that you are making it to each one of your scheduled appointments. This is because you need to have all of the medical documentation that you can get in order to show that you are truly disabled. Also, you do not want the social security administration trying to say that since you were able to skip a lot of your appointments, that you must not be as bad off as you are claiming to be. You want to avoid giving them anything to use against you in order to deny your claim. If you need help getting to all of your appointments, you will want to talk to friends and family to see if any of them can help. There may also be the option of getting help from the county, as some counties have vans that provide free transportation to doctor's appointments for those in lower income brackets.
Be Honest During Your Evaluations
Too many people make the mistake of trying to make their situation look the worst that is possibly can by going over the top with their answers on the written evaluations and during the in-person interview and examination. This is the last thing that you want to do. Remember, even people in terrible shape will have a good day here and there. You do not want to embellish how hard things are for you. If you are suspected of doing such, they might not believe that you actually need social security at all and therefore deny you. Be as honest as you can and you will have a much better chance of being approved for the benefits that you need and deserve.
It is also very important to take some time to talk with your social security lawyer. He or she might know some additional things that you can use to better your situation and your case. This way, you may not have to wait too long before getting your approval.Share
7 January 2018
My name is Noni. When I was in college, I was hit by a car while crossing the street. My life was never in danger, but I did break a few bones and had a lot of huge medical bills. I was hoping I wouldn't have to get involved with an attorney, but unfortunately, it came down to that. I used a family friend who is an accident attorney to get some compensation. A few years later, I was hit while riding my bike and had to go through the same process. I suppose I'm lucky to be alive. And it's thanks to accident attorneys that I have been able to put my life back together. I started this blog as a way to let others know just how much lawyers can help you in certain situations.