Your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer’s number one priority is to analyze what you need to prove to be awarded disability benefits and then figure out the best way to achieve this outcome. Once your lawyer has put a plan in place for your case, he or she can follow through by performing a variety of tasks including, but not limited to these:
Help and guidance with the paperwork. The Social Security application process can be tedious requiring you to fill out a number of forms detailing your work history, medical condition, and physical and mental impairments. Your Ocala disability attorney can provide you with tips and guidance on how to complete the forms accurately and properly. Correctly completed paperwork improves your chances of approval.
Collect evidence. Your Ocala disability lawyer will review your Social Security file to see what evidence the Social Security Administration has already obtained. Although the Social Security Administration is supposed to obtain your complete records, claimants’ files are often incomplete with important records missing. This is due to the sheer number of cases handled by the Social Security Administration and the considerable time constraints faced by personnel. The Social Security Administration simply does not always have the time to develop the evidence as fully as an Ocala disability attorney can. In the likely event that your claim requires additional evidence, your lawyer will gather the appropriate medical, school, work, and other records necessary to prove to the Social Security Administration that you are unable to work.
Complete medical records are essential to the success of your Ocala disability case. The Social Security Administration requires a lot of medical documentation and your claim may be denied, even though you are disabled, if your medical records are incomplete.
Get opinions from your doctors. A medical opinion from your doctor is very important evidence. The Social Security Administration may even be required to adopt your treating doctor’s opinion if it meets certain requirements. Yet, doctors often don’t know much about Social Security law and how to provide an effective opinion. Without guidance, a doctor can provide an opinion that does not help or even hurts your case. Your Ocala disability attorney can explain to your doctor what information your doctor needs to provide. Your disability attorney can assist even further by providing specific questions for your doctor to answer or forms to fill out for your particular medical condition.
If you are planning to make a claim for Social Security disability benefits, or if you claim has been denied, you can benefit from a consultation with an experienced Ocala disability attorney. To arrange for a free evaluation of your case, contact dedicated Ocala Social Security disability attorney Claudeth J. Henry today.