Medical treatment is expensive. When you lose your job because of a disability, you may also lose your medical insurance and prescription coverage. Many people who are too injured to work and earn an income cannot afford medical treatment. Yet your record of medical treatment is the cornerstone of a successful Social Security disability claim.
When You Can’t Work and Can’t Afford a Doctor, What Can You Do?
There are options for receiving free or reduced care medical treatment. The Social Security Disability attorneys at Morgan & Weisbrod, LLP, will work diligently to see that you get access to the healthcare treatment you need.
The Texas State Constitution requires that every county provide medical care for indigent people. The rules for qualifying for care are very restrictive and the application process is often difficult. Our Social Security disability attorneys can direct you to the right person to talk with in your county. Additionally, you may qualify for Medicaid, prescription assistance, or other public benefits. If you qualify for free or reduced cost treatment for physical or mental disabilities, we will go to bat for you to see that you receive it.
It is essential to the success of your Social Security Disability benefits claim that you receive medical treatment for your disabling condition and that you follow through with suggested treatments and medications. We all tend to judge people more by what they do than what they say. If you are not receiving treatment, those who review your case may think your disability is not as serious as you say it is. Accordingly, we encourage you to contact us today so that we can work together to help you get the medical care that you need—not only for your Social Security disability claim, but also for physical and emotional health.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.