While suffering from a disability that prevents you from working, you may be experiencing substantial financial and emotional stress. The responsibilities of paying bills and feeding a family do not disappear despite your injuries. Fortunately, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, government benefits that can help you support yourself and your family while you are disabled.

In order to begin receiving these government benefits, you must complete and file an application. The application process, however, is not necessarily simple and straightforward. Submitting a complete application that includes thorough medical records is one of the keys to success when filing a claim. An Omaha Social Security disability attorney can help you prepare and file an application that will allow you to receive the benefits that you deserve.

In order to increase the likelihood that your application is approved, follow the below guidelines:

  • Be up front with your doctor – Inform him or her if you are unable to perform any tasks because of your condition. Describe your limitations in detail so that it can be entered into your medical chart.
  • Attend all of your medical appointments – This includes follow up visits. Skipping visits will show up in your medical records. The Social Security Administration may deny your claim if there is evidence that you are not showing up for your appointments.
  • Be sure to follow all of your doctor’s orders – This includes taking all medications as prescribed. Skipping your medication because you do not have health insurance or cannot afford to purchase the prescriptions is a mistake that could reflect poorly in your medical records. Contact an experienced Omaha disability attorney for guidance if you are unsure of what to do in this situation.

By taking these steps, you will help to ensure that your medical records accurately reflect your disability. To learn more about these and other tips for navigating the Social Security landscape, sign up for our free newsletter today.

Timothy J. Cuddigan (Founder - Retired)
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Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience