If you believe you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, it’s imperative that you are first under the regular care of a physician and following any prescribed treatments to support your claim. Here are some of the reasons why:
- The SSA decision makers will be less inclined to believe your disabling condition is serious if you are not being seeking professional care to help you treat or manage its symptoms.
- Your case is built on documented evidence from licensed healthcare professionals and their credible medical opinions regarding your ability to work. The SSA will not base their decision solely on your testimony.
Finances should not be a factor in receiving adequate healthcare; today, there are an abundance of healthcare facilities that are free, low-cost or will work with your budget or insurance plan to come up with a feasible plan. Another option that may fit your case is a Consultative Exam, a free exam ordered by the SSA to be conducted by a healthcare professional they have contracted for additional medical information.
But again, in disability cases, your chances of success will always be higher with tangible medical records and the opinion of a licensed expert who is familiar with your history and the details surrounding your disabling condition.
If you or a loved one are suffering from a disabling condition and believe you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, contact us today for a 100% free and confidential legal consultation, either by phone or at one of our five West Virginia offices — in Parkersburg, Charleston, Logan, Huntington or Beckley – and Charlotte, NC.
You can call toll free, 1.877.526.3457, or send us an e-mail for a prompt response.