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The Importance Of Medical Records In Disability Cases

By Kenton Koszdin on July 9, 2018 | In Disability Insurance

The Importance Of Medical Records In Disability Cases

My staff and I are dedicated to helping our clients establish eligibility for disability and workmen’s compensation benefits. It’s difficult enough recovering from suffering a disability or work-related injury, you must obtain and receive the financial means necessary to support yourself and family during your recovery. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office exists to help individuals in your situation.

Working with an experienced disability attorney ensures that you have the best chance of successfully filing a disability application, whether for SSDI or SSI. But you don’t need an attorney to tell you that medical records are crucial in proving to the SSA (Social Security Administration) that you are disabled and qualify for benefits. I am often surprised by the fact that many prospective clients have few or no medical records. I am also saddened because it’s usually because of a lack of income or health insurance. If you do have limited funds or no health insurance, you should investigate whether you qualify for Medicaid or other assistance.

Medical evidence is the foundation of any determination for SSI and SSDI disability benefits. Each applicant for disability benefits is responsible for providing medical evidence showing some impairment and the severity thereof. With the applicant’s permission, the SSA will help obtain medical records from any source.

Individuals upon making their initial application for benefits are required to inform the SSA (Social Security Administration) of all of their doctor or hospital visits for which medical records will be available. Applicants must also list all medications that they are currently taking as well as all tests that they have undergone such as X-Rays, CT Scans, and MRIs. In preparation for these requirements, prospective applicants for disability benefits should keep a record of all doctor and hospital visits, listing the type of tests undertaken and diagnoses received.

Working with an experienced disability attorney ensures that you have the best chance of successfully filing a disability application, whether for SSDI or SSI. But you don’t need an attorney to tell you that medical records are crucial in proving to the SSA (Social Security Administration) that you are disabled and qualify for benefits. Many prospective clients have few or no medical records, usually because of a lack of income or health insurance. If you do have limited funds or no health insurance, you should investigate whether you qualify for Medicaid or other assistance for low-cost medical care.

If you have any questions or concerns about any kind of disability cases, including Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation, call the Kenton Koszdin Law Office today! We even offer free in-home consultations! Call 800-438-7734 or visit us online. We look forward to hearing from you. Se habla espańol!

 

 

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