Essentially, the disability examiner assigned to your Texas SSDI claim is responsible for the approval or denial of your initial claim. Their disability determination will mean the difference between starting to receive benefits and filing for an appeal.
Many applicants let their anxieties about their case manifest in feelings of hostility toward the examiner. Is it a good idea? We don’t think it is.
The disability examiner isn’t out to get you.
The determination they make on your Texas SSDI claim is the direct result of the information they were presented with. While it’s true that many claims initially denied by an examiner are approved after appeal in Texas disability court, it’s possible that this is because the claimant was able to present a better case after their initial denial.
Here are some basic ways you can help the disability examiner—and, therefore, your case:
- Promptly update with relevant changes to your phone number, mailing address, and health prognosis.
- Submit an RFC form completed by your treating physician with your application.
- Undergo any consultative medical examinations the examiner requests.
- Ask if there are any records you can help the examiner obtain.
- Use the services of a qualified Houston SSDI lawyer who understands the system and can handle assisting the examiner as well as many more important tasks in a professional and timely manner.
For more important information on the disability benefits application and appeal process, request our free book, Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know. To schedule a no-cost consultation with a member of the Morgan & Weisbrod team, call 877-898-1581today.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.