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If you or someone you love have filed a Social Security Disability benefit claim, you might be wondering what you can do to help ensure you get your benefits. There are several things you can do to help make sure you get what you deserve.
First, see your doctors regularly to keep your medical records up to date. And also, make sure to keep a record of all of your appointments so your attorney knows which records to request at each stage of your case.
Second, you should follow the treatment plan of your doctors: Take your medication as prescribed and go for scheduled tests. Usually this includes steering clear of drugs and alcohol!
Third, stay in touch with your lawyer so he or she knows where you are and how you can be contacted in case there is paperwork that needs to be filled out or other details that need to be attended to for your Social Security Disability benefit claim. This is especially important if your phone number or address changes.
Fourth, respond to Social Security’s requests for completed paperwork in a timely manner. Sometimes it may seem that the requested paperwork is redundant but it is still good to fill it out and return it so Social Security continues to work the case on their end in an effective manner.
The process of filing a Social Security Disability benefit claim is long and can be frustrating. Having good legal representation on your side is key. Denial rates are high. Most cases are eventually heard before an Administrative Law Judge.
It can be a fight so you have to be in it for the long haul!
Connor Kimmet and Hafenstein LLP
We want you to get the benefits you deserve. If you have filed a Social Security Disability benefit claim, we would love to talk. Contact us today. We can help protect your rights and get the result you deserve.