You know why you are disabled and why you can’t work. However, your Social Security disability lawyer does not yet know why you are disabled and why you may qualify for Social Security disability. In order for your lawyer to convince the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your eligibility, you will need to provide certain things to your lawyer.
These Things Can Be Helpful Right Away
The sooner you provide full and complete documentation to your lawyer, the sooner you can recover the Social Security disability benefits you deserve. If possible, you should bring the following documents to your initial consultation with a lawyer:
- A copy of your most recent W-2 form or tax return
- Copies of all of your current prescriptions
- Copies of your medical test results—including lab results
- Copies of your medical records from your doctors, therapists, hospital, and anywhere else you sought treatment
- Your birth certificate
Additionally, you might want to bring with you a summary of your work history, your social security number, and anything else that you think might be relevant to your claim.
If you do not have one or more of the documents, however, do not let that delay your meeting. You can verbally provide your lawyer with the information and discuss the specific information you need and how to get it.
Schedule Your Meeting Today
So far, we have only talked about the information that you can provide to your lawyer. We have not talked about the most important reason to schedule a free consultation with an attorney—to obtain the information that you need to know about your rights and about pursuing a Social Security disability claim. By providing your lawyer with the information described above, you will help him to provide you with accurate information about your future.
To learn more, please request your free copy of our Social Security Disability Fact Sheet or start a live chat with us now to schedule a meeting.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.