You never anticipated that you would need Social Security disability, but then you got sick or injured. Maybe you’ll be out of work for 12 months; or maybe you’ll be unemployable for the rest of your life. In either case, you need to quickly generate a flow of income to pay for your food, your home, your medications and your therapies.
And You May Be Eligible for Social Security Disability
Even when you work with an experienced Social Security disability law firm, like Morgan & Weisbrod, your situation can remain confusing. You will need to prove that you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits before you can receive such benefits.
The majority of initial Social Security disability applications are denied. A simple error on your application or a simple question that remains in the mind of the person reviewing your application can result in your denial of benefits.
You Need to Provide the Necessary Documentation for an Approval
Journaling—or keeping a diary—can be an important part of your documentation. Regular journaling can be profoundly important for a variety of reasons. Specifically, journaling:
- Allows you to document your conversations about your claim, your doctor’s office visits, and the impact of your disability on your everyday life. You can include details about how the injury impacts you on the job or the pain that you experience. These details may be forgotten if they are not documented.
- May give you back a sense of control. Journaling can provide an outlet for your thoughts and fears that could be constructive to your Social Security disability claim.
Of course, if you make one part of your journal accessible to the Social Security Administration, you should be prepared to have the entire document reviewed. Accordingly, it is a good idea to review your journal with an experienced Social Security disability lawyer first. To find out more tips for protecting your Social Security disability claim, please call us today at 800-800-6353 for a free consultation.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.