The more evidence there is to support your claim, the better the chances your application will be approved initially with no need for an appeal.
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Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 24, 2017
Social Security Disability decisions are made based on a review of medical evidence, as well as a review of the applicant's work history. “When you apply on your own for Social Security Disability benefits, you’re asked to provide many pages of answers and documentation,” said attorney Joseph E. Houle, managing partner of Levine Benjamin Law Firm. “Even a minor mistake can hurt your chances of winning benefits.”
To better ensure a successful Social Security Disability claim from the initial application to appeal, Houle and Gary W. Bimberg, head of the Social Security Disability Department at Levine Benjamin, share the following three tips:
No. 1: Have all medical documents available. This includes tests, treatments, and sources. “The more evidence there is to support your claim, the better the chances your application will be approved initially with no need for an appeal,” stressed Bimberg.
No. 2: Stay in touch with doctors. One should also provide direct and accurate contact information for all of their medical resources. “Short letters and certain forms from your healthcare providers will supplement your medical records and help your overall case,” noted Houle.
No. 3: Hire an experienced attorney to handle the Social Security Disability case. “When searching for a professional to assist you, you should ask the following questions: Does this attorney specialize in Social Security Disability claims and for how long? Will this attorney assist me from the very start with my initial application? Also, is this attorney available even from the very first consultation?” concluded Bimberg.
About Joseph E. Houle, Levine Benjamin Law Firm
Joseph E. Houle and Gary W. Bimberg practice Social Security Disability Law exclusively. In addition to Social Security Disability Law, attorneys at the Levine Benjamin Law Firm focus on workers’ comp, personal injury, long-term disability, and Medicare health plans. For more information, please call (888) 246-2584, or visit http://www.levinebenjamin.com.
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