If you have been turned down for Social Security benefits, our Augusta disability law firm might be able to help you. One of our main priorities is to review your treatment history to find out what type of medical issues you have. We will go over your medical records, which will provide important documentation that can substantiate your case. Medical paperwork shows what a doctor has recommended and what you have done in order to help yourself. In addition, the records can prove that you have a verifiable physical or mental medical condition that qualifies you for benefits. Your actions can be help with this process and show the Social Security Administration the steps that you have taken to move towards healing.
Establishing Medical Records
Although medical professionals will have records of your treatment, you can also take proactive steps to be sure that you have a complete medical history of your disability. First, you will need to see a physician in order to confirm that you have a physical or mental problem. If you cannot afford to seek treatment, check with your state to see if you qualify for state aid. While Social Security might pay for an exam down the road, it’s usually preferable if you see a primary-care doctor before you seek benefits.
Discuss Your Medical Condition with the Physician
Social Security will compare the information that you gave to the physician with the information that you gave to them. They will want to know if the information matches and if you reported any health concerns to your doctor before you applied for disability. If the information is the same, they will be more likely to believe and approve your claims.
Attend Your Medical Appointments and Treatment Plans as Recommended
Even if you are eligible for benefits, the SSA could deny your claim if you do not follow their advice regarding any recommended medical treatment. They expect you to do your part in order to recover. If you do not, they might conclude that you are not serious about getting better.
Contact Our Augusta Disability Law Firm
At Wilkinson & Magruder, LLP, we have a track record of helping deserving clients who have been denied Social Security benefits. You can reach our Augusta disability law firm at (706) 737-0771 for questions about your case.