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What Information Do I Need to Prepare a Disability Appeal?

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on July 22, 2013 | In Social Security Disability

If you have applied for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, you may have faced an uphill battle. It’s possible that one or more denials of benefits may have left you in the position of having to appeal a medical determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you are not disabled.

An experienced southern California SSD benefits attorney can be invaluable when trying to attain the benefits you need, especially during the appeal stage. Whether you are already working with an attorney or you are still looking for one, gathering the information you need to prepare a disability appeal can help both you and your attorney ensure you present the strongest possible case to the SSA.

The information you will need to prepare an appeal includes:

  • Your contact information: name, address, phone number, and Social Security number.
  • A copy of your Notice of Decision denying benefits.
  • Contact information of a family member or friend who knows about your condition: name, address, and phone number.
  • The name, address, and phone number of your representative, if you have one.
  • A description of any new medical conditions or changes to your medical condition.
  • Contact information, treatment received, and visiting dates for all doctors, hospitals, or other medical providers you have seen.
  • The names of each medication you are taking and who prescribed them, as well as details regarding how they affect you (including side effects).
  • The name of any medical testing you have had, and contact information both for the place that performed the test and the doctor who sent you.
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