I went to see my doctor about applying for Social Security disability benefits in Bellevue, but he didn’t seem willing to help, saying that it would take up too much time. I wasn’t sure how to respond. Do you have any advice?

Yes. If your doctor seems to be reluctant—or outright refuses—to help you in the process of filing a Social Security disability claim, it may be in your best interests to discuss the matter with a Bellevue disability attorney as soon as possible.

There’s a wide spectrum of reasons a doctor may not want to help a patient file a disability claim. Some of those objections are very workable; others aren’t.

A skilled disability attorney:

  • Will contact your doctor personally to discuss any objections, questions, or concerns your doctor may have about the disability claim process.
  • Has heard just about every objection a doctor can offer.
  • Possesses the knowledge needed to effectively respond to questions, concerns, and objections.
  • Can discuss objections with your doctor in a calm and professional manner.
  • Will be able to determine if your doctor can be persuaded to help you in spite of his initial reluctance.
  • Can advise you on appropriate steps to take if your doctor’s objections can’t be overcome.

If you’re ready to apply for Social Security disability, get a no-cost evaluation from a knowledgeable Bellevue disability benefits attorney before you file. Call our offices at 402-933-5405 or email us at [email protected] Be sure to request a copy of our free report, Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case.

Timothy J. Cuddigan
Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience