A friend mentioned that while I’m building my Sarpy County disability benefits application, I should go into “a lot of detail” about my medications. What sort of information should I give about my medications?

Many Social Security disability applicants neglect to go into enough detail about their medications, and that’s a mistake. While medications are often very important in helping you manage symptoms, the side effects and long-term undesirable consequences of medications can often contribute to the difficulty of consistently performing workplace tasks.

When you are preparing your application for disability benefits in Sarpy County, you’ll want to ask your physician for key information about the medications you are currently taking. That information should include:

  • Types of medication
  • Reason for prescription
  • Dosages
  • Reported side effects
  • Medically reported long-term consequences

 

You’ll also want evidence demonstrating your compliance with treatment. If you are applying for a physical impairment or for a mental illness, this is usually done with a doctor’s statement.

Do you need help with the Social Security disability application process? Get a free evaluation from one of the Sarpy County disability attorneys at Cuddigan Law. Email [email protected] or call 402-933-5405 to learn more. Be sure to order our free report, Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case.

Sean D. Cuddigan
SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska