Claimant’s typically win or lose their disability benefits based on their medical records.
San Antontio, TX (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine, a full-color print and online publication that helps individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, is marking Social Security Education Month with a timely article about a key mistake that thousands of Social Security Disability (SSD) Claimants make each year: assuming that the Social Security Administration (SSA) knows everything about them.
“Millions of people file for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income every year,” the article begins. “For the SSA to keep up they need people who file for benefits, or their legal representatives, to do much of the work in developing each claimant’s file….If the SSA does not have medical records from a particular medical provider, then they will not be able to consider those records in their decision.”
Fortunately, according to Living with a Disability magazine’s associate publisher Joshua C. Eyestone, avoiding this common and potentially costly mistake isn’t burdensome – it’s simply a matter of being well organized and knowing exactly what the SSA needs to render an informed decision.
“Claimant’s typically win or lose their disability benefits based on their medical records,” commented Mr. Eyestone. “As such, it’s critical that they obtain medical records from every provider who they see, and ensure that all of the documentation is in their disability application file. This is a major reason why it makes sense to hire a disability lawyer, since they handle this critically important piece of the puzzle on a Claimant’s behalf.”
The full text of Living with a Disability magazine’s new article entitled “Assuming the Social Security Administration Knows Everything about You is a Mistake” is available at: http://howtogetsocialsecuritydisability.com/2014/assuming-the-social-security-administration-knows-everything-about-you-is-a-mistake/.
Readers who visit Living with a Disability Magazine’s website will also find a wide range of other helpful articles on applying for SSD and SSI benefits, along with tips, advice and recommendations for managing a variety of illnesses and health conditions. All content is available at no cost, and no membership or subscription is required.
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