Monday, September 1, 2008

How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

The biggest concern that any body who is applying for Social Security Disability benefits is how to qualify. In general to qualify for benefits, you must first have worked in job for a sufficient time to be eligible for benefits, and you second must show that you suffer from a medical condition or injury that prevents you from working for a minimum of one year. To determine if your employment is sufficient to qualify you for benefits, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your work history can be evaluated to determine if you may qualify for disability benefits.

An attorney can also help you obtain and evaluate your medical records to evaluate the seriousness of your medical condition or injury in terms of qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits. As an attorney, I often I find that many people may have a condition sufficient to qualify for benefits, but their medical records don't sufficiently document all of the the concerns or complaints. It is possible to address multiple medical problems with your doctor during your appointment, which are not documented in the medical file. Anyone who has applied for disability can tell you that the medical records are extremely important in proving disability. They are even more important when trying to prove the start of the disability, which determines how far back the Social Security Administration will pay benefits.

Because this is such an important part of the process, we will assist you in trying to obtain the necessary medical documentation to help win you case, prepare you for each step of the process, and handle every aspect of the process.