How to Start the Social Security Disability Claim Process
The first step in the disability process is actually filing a disability application with the Social Security Administration. Once of the fastest and easiest ways of filing a disability application if you have worked five out of the last ten years is to do it online by visiting the link here. You may also call the National Social Security hotline at 1-800-772-1213 and tell them that you would like to file a disability application.
If you are unable to work due to a physical or mental condition we encourage you to file a disability application as soon as possible. Also, we would be more than happy to help you file the application and be there for you during every step in the disability claims process.
Contact Disability Attorney Brian Carmichael at 334-737-6311 and let him help you WIN your disability claim!
Pending Social Security Disability Claim?
Do you have a pending Social Security Disability claim? If so, let Attorney Brian Carmichael help win you the disability benefits that you deserve. Attorney Carmichael proudly helps disability claimants at every step of the Social Security disability process. If you have filed an initial application with Social Security or if you claim has been denied, contact Attorney Carmichael directly by calling 334-737-6311 or by using the contact form or web chat agents on our site.
It would be our greatly pleasure to assist you with your disability claim. We provide aggressive representation in presenting your disability case to the Administrative Law Judge. We want to help you win the disability benefits that you deserve!
How to Prove a Social Security Disability Case?
A common question when starting out in getting your social security disability is, ”How do I prove my disability case?” The best way to prove your disability case is presenting medical evidence regarding the medical conditions that you’re diagnosed with and the symptoms such conditions cause you to experience. It is so important that you report these symptoms to your doctor so they are in your progress notes for the judge to see during your hearing. If your progress notes do not list all of the symptoms your medical conditions cause you to experience, the administrative law judge can use that against you, making it a possibility of you losing your disability case.
That is why we encourage to seek as much medical attention your medical conditions require and when you are at the doctor’s office it is imperative to report ANY and all symptoms your medications conditions cause you to experience.
The Importance of Reporting Medication Side Effects to Your Doctor
Reporting your medical conditions to your doctor is so important. Further, negative side effects of your medication are certainly very important to report. Drowsiness, nausea, and itching are all potential negative side effects of your medications in which could affect your ability to work on a regular and continuing basis. Usually when you go to the doctor, before your appointment the nurse will ask you if there are any negative side effects. You have to report that your medications cause you to experience negative side effects in order for such side effects to appear in your medical records. And the specific reason that reporting such negative side effects to your doctor is because: We can use medication side effects as a basis to win your case.
The Secret Weapon of Social Security Disability
Social Security Ruling 96-8p says if you’re unable to perform continuous work activity 8 hours a day, 5 days a week on a regular and continuing basis… that’s all we need to get you a disability finding.
3 Examples of how we can use SSR Ruling 96-8p to win your case:
- If your medication causes negative side effects: it’s so important to report those to your doctor. We need the negative side effects reported in your progress notes! Examples of negative side effects include: drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, jittery, shaky, foggy brain etc.
- If your medical conditions cause you to lie down during the day: tell your doctor! We need your need to lie down during the day to be reflected in your medical records.
- Impairment related absenteeism. If your medical conditions cause you to miss 2 or more days a month of work, under ruling SS 96-8p, that would be enough for a social security disability finding.
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