If you have been diagnosed with heart failure and you will be unable to work because of heart failure you could qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Social Security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can give you the money you need for living expenses and some medical care while you cannot work. When you apply for Social Security disability you will you need to have medical documentation to verify your heart failure to submit with your claim for benefits.
Medical Documents Needed For Your Application
After it’s been determined that you won’t be able to work for at least a year because of heart failure you will have to provide substantial medical documentation that will help prove your claim of heart failure. The first thing that you will need to have is a copy of your diagnosis of heart failure from a doctor. You will also need to have the names, phone numbers, and addresses of all the doctors that you have seen for this condition and all the hospitals and clinics where you have been treated. If you have worked with any case workers or patient advocates you will need to provide those names, numbers, and addresses as well.
Any other medical records that you have you should be submitted also. Other medical documentation might be doctor’s notes discussing your symptoms, or a treatment plan, or the results of tests that you’ve already taken. Lab work and receipts for lab tests, prescriptions, and a list of the medications that you’re taking should be submitted with the rest of your medical documentation.
Other Information You’ll Need
Additionally you will need to submit some financial documentation. It’s crucial to prove that you were working full time until you could no longer work because of heart failure. Pay stubs, your most recent W-2s, or federal tax returns if you are self employed, should be submitted with the rest of your application. You will need to create a summary describing what your job was and the type of work that you did along with a list of places that you have worked that includes the addresses and phone numbers of those places. You will need to submit proof of your Social Security number and a birth certificate or a baptismal certificate to prove your identity.
How A Social Security Attorney Can Help you with your Application
If you find all of this confusing you’re not alone. It’s a confusing process and there are a lot of details that need to be paid attention to when you’re filing a claim for Social Security benefits. Working with an attorney that specializes in Social Security claims can help you get your claim submitted and approved quickly. Social Security attorneys have handled hundreds of claims and can expertly guide you through the application process, help make sure that you have all the documentation you need, and help you fill out and file the application. Social Security attorneys work on a contingency basis so they won’t get any money until your claim is approved and you are getting benefits.