Suffering from an illness or any other disorder can be difficult, stressful, and disruptive to your life. You may be unable to work, or perform daily tasks - such as paying bills, shopping, or maintaining your home.
The Social Security Administration maintains a list of impairments which it uses to determine disabilities. To receive Social Security disability benefits your condition must be on their list or as severe as a listed condition. Your disability must last at least 12 months, and you have worked and contributed enough in employment taxes to qualify. Unfortunately, many don't understand what information you need to support your claim.
The Social Security Administration needs the following documentation or evidence to determine a disability:Medical Evidence - physical descriptions or symptoms of the illness or condition including abnormalities of behavior, memory loss, or disorientation.The severity of your condition - the extent the condition affects your daily living, social functioning, concentration, and persistence. Evidence of declining health may manifest in the inability to groom oneself, complete tasks, live independently, or maintain a job. Mental health decline can also increase social isolation, altercations, hostilities and job firings. Any episodes of hospitalizations or treatment programs will also evidence a severe medical condition.
Documentation - outlines the duration and limitations of your disorder and includes examinations, records of hospitalizations, the results of tests, and individual statements.
Understanding the Social Security Administrations medical determination process is the first step to receiving Social Security disability benefits. If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits a Social Security Disability attorney can help. A Social Security Disability lawyer is an expert at gathering medical evidence and determining the documentation you will need to get the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve. You can have your case evaluated for free by most disability attorneys.