Benefits Without Health Insurance
If you do not currently have health insurance, you may encounter more difficulty in getting your application approved than you would otherwise. Individuals who cannot afford insurance typically go to the doctor less often because uninsured health care can be prohibitively expensive.
To prove your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits, you must be able to demonstrate to Disability Determination Services that you have a condition that will keep you from being able to work for at least a year, and without medical records this can be difficult. Many times, if there is no evidence that the claimant has been actively seeking medical care for the condition, the judge in a disability hearing will deny the individual necessary benefits. Call Disability Action Advocates today for a free consultation so that we can evaluate your chances of success.
The importance that the Social Security Administration places on the existence of a medical history places many applicants in a difficult position. Your disability may have made it difficult or impossible for you to continue working for an employer who would provide health insurance. Your income may be too low to afford ongoing healthcare and treatment for the condition. Without these resources, you may not have been able to properly document the development and persistence of the disability. A knowledgeable attorney can help you find a way out of this dilemma.
Assisting You in Your Time of Need
One way to improve the situation is to create your own documentation of the condition. You can keep records regarding every visit to the doctor that you do make, as well as daily notes about how the condition affects your work, your efforts at pain management and the development of symptoms. We have over 17 years of experience representing clients from all walks of life, from homeless veterans to disabled business owners, and we enjoy coming up with creative solutions. You do not have to bring us a doctor's note before we can begin work on the application process. We will analyze your disability and help you find a way to prove the claim.