A Disability Attorney Can Help You Sort Through The FormsBy Kenton Koszdin on September 19, 2018 | In Disability Insurance
When you apply for disability benefits there are forms you will need to fill out as part of the process. There is also a considerable amount of information describing the details and supporting documentation that you will need to supply in support of your application. A disability attorney can help you sort through the forms. It is important to try to get it right the first time, as otherwise your claim may be denied, resulting in the need to go through an appeal process.
The forms you receive for your disability claim can be confusing or cause you to feel overwhelmed. If you misread what is being asked of you, the claims processor can only work from the information that is provided. Therefore, it helps to have a disability attorney to provide support when you are sorting through the forms. An experienced disability attorney understands the language used in official forms and what it means for you as the person applying for disability.
An incomplete application does not necessarily mean you have missed a question or section on a form. When applying for disability, you are expected to include specific information that will determine whether you meet the eligibility for the benefit for which you are applying. In many cases, a question requires more than a “yes” or “no” answer. If you do not provide sufficient information, there is a chance your claim will be denied, even if you technically meet the requirements for disability benefit.
The knowledge and experience of a disability attorney may prove invaluable for those who are applying for disability benefits or going through an appeal process. You want to strengthen your case by providing as much relevant information as possible, including any supporting documentation. The law firm of Kenton Koszdin can help you in this respect.
The medical records you supply need to support your case, which means they must be complete and include contact information for providers. It is important that medical records are a true reflection of the condition for which you are claiming disability benefits. Missing records or incomplete information may affect how the decision-maker looks at your case as the application is considered as a whole. If your medical notes do not support the claims made on your forms, it can have a negative impact on your initial application.
A disability attorney can guide you through the forms to help ensure all your medical conditions and information on how they impact on your ability to work is included. Having medical records and confirmation from providers that supports the information provided on forms often makes all the difference in whether a claim is approved or denied.
If you are struggling with understanding or filling in forms for your disability claim, reach out to an expert disability attorney from the Kenton Koszdin Law Office. Our expert legal team is here to help you throughout the entire process so you have a greater chance of receiving the benefits you are entitled to receive.