Get Approved for Disability
How can you strengthen your claim to get approved for disability? There are a number of things you can do. Utah Disability Application recommends that you start by proving to the Social Security Administration you’re doing everything possible to be responsible about your health.
Have Clear Health Professional Documentation
Social Security requires medical evidence to determine whether you’re eligible for disability, so you should undergo regular medical treatment for your condition. Not only does this show you have taken initiative and responsibility, but the medical records documenting your disability are important factors in determining whether you’re disabled.
You must collect and submit copies of your medical records to Social Security or have your advocate do it for you. This step is vital, because the information is primary evidence in your case.
Additionally, make sure you go to all appointments Social Security may schedule for you. The administration might send you to their doctors for evaluation; attendance is critical. If you’re a no-show without a legitimate excuse such as a family emergency, your behavior could send the wrong message and imply that you’re indifferent about your health and wellness.
Find a Doctor to Support Your Claim
Social Security expects claimants to see a doctor for physical or mental health assessments. It’s important to find a doctor or mental health professional who supports your claim for disability.
Having your doctor or a therapist fill out a Residual Functional Capacity form for physical disabilities or a Mental Capacity Assessment for mental disabilities can make the difference between winning and losing your case.
If your doctor doesn’t want to fill out the forms, they’re permitted to write a letter or narrative statement about your condition and how it impacts your life and ability to work.
The Utah Disability Application Team Fights for You
Are you are feeling overwhelmed by this process and not sure where to start or how to proceed? Especially in the face of mental and physical trauma, such an experience is exhausting without trusted assistance.
The Utah Disability Application Team can help. We don’t charge a fee up front and will only collect payment if we’re able to help you get benefits. Our fee is set by Social Security and is 25 percent of your back pay up to $6,000.
We’re Utah’s knowledgeable disability benefits advocates, and we ensure that your claim is as strong as possible and Social Security has the information they need to make a decision.
From making sure your paperwork gets filed accurately and on time to defending your claim in court if necessary, we help you fight for your benefits.
Give us a call today!