Not everyone who suffers from hemophilia is going to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. In order to get the benefits you deserve, you are going to have to submit a convincing application to the Social Security Administration that proves you qualify for such benefits.

How to Submit a Strong Application

Social Security disability applications must be filled out honestly and convincingly. If there is any doubt about the severity of your medical condition or about any aspect of your application, your request for disability benefits will be denied. You can help prevent this from happening to you by:

  1. Making sure you are organized and prepared before you submit an application. You want to have all of the information you need to fill out your application ready before you begin filling it out. This includes, but is not limited to, information about your work history, prior hospitalizations, and how your hemophilia is impacting your activities of daily living.
  2. Submitting the right medical evidence. People with mild hemophilia are not going to qualify for benefits. Accordingly, medical tests, observations, and treatments are going to be considered as part of your disability application. While evidence from any doctor may be considered, documentation from your hematologist may be especially convincing.
  3. Working with an experienced Social Security disability lawyer. There are many details that, together, make a convincing Social Security disability application. A board certified lawyer can make sure that all of the relevant details are included in your application and that all of your rights are protected as you apply for these important benefits.

These three steps may seem simple, but they can mean the difference between having a disability application approved and having to appeal a denied application. Accordingly, we encourage you to follow these three tips and to learn more about your rights before you submit your application. You can get started right now, for free, by downloading a complimentary copy of our book, Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know.

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by Carl M. Weisbrod
Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law

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