If you have a disabling condition that will force you to be out of work for at least 12 months, then you may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monetary months monthly benefits to those who were at one point able to work full time, but now cannot because of a disability or a severe ailment.
When approved for Social Security disability benefits, you can use that money to help pay for your medical expense related to your disability or ailment, medications and basic day to day needs. Before applying for disability benefits you will need a certain amount of things to include in your application.
Documents Needed in Your Application
If it is determined that you will be unable to work for at least 12 months with your disability, you will need to provide a certain number of medical documents and evidence that helps back up your claim of disability.
They include, but are not limited to a confirmation of your diagnosis from your physician, medicine you are taking, lab tests and notes discussing your symptoms, treatments, limitations, etc.
Aside from the medical documents you’ll need in your application, you’ll need records to show that at one point you were able to work full time, but now cannot because of your disability. You will need to show the SSA a summary of where you worked and the kind of work you did.
You also need to provide the SSA with your Social Security Number as well as a birth or baptismal certificate.
Next Steps to Take
Making sure all of your paperwork in your Social Security disability application is they key to being approved. A Social Security lawyer can help you with your application. They can help get your documents in order and will help guide you through this process.
Here is some more information on what to include in your disability application when you apply for Social Security disability benefits.
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