While the right doctor’s letter and forms are a necessary part of the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits process, doctors are not obligated to complete your request or even write a favorable letter on your behalf. Here’s five steps you can take to help ensure the doctor is on your side and supports your efforts in getting approved for Social Security Disability Benefits. Improving your quality of life and ease of financial burdens. 1. Be Kind To Your Medical Professionals This may sound like an obvious thing, but it’s worth remembering. All too often, stress [...]
In recent years, telehealth has been more widely accepted by younger and more tech-savvy individuals. Now, however, both the government and “regular people” are starting to embrace this progressive method of accessing modern medicine more and more. These days, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, telehealth is becoming widely available across the US from both doctors and insurance providers. This is great news for individuals who struggle to attend in-person doctor’s appointments, those unable to find affordable healthcare within their local communities, and people who have anxiety during doctors exams. What is Telehealth? [...]
Finding the right doctor for your disability application does not have to be overly complicated but it can be a bit time consuming. The good news is the Social Security Administration does not require any one particular doctor to complete the proper documentation. However, all doctors have the right to refuse to assist with the application process. In order to make the process of finding the right doctor for you, we offer some tips and guidance. Begin with Your Current Doctor To begin the search, first speak with your current doctor. They likely know you [...]
When a person has physical or mental health impairments, life can be even more challenging and money can be even tighter. Fortunately, a number of options exist to help people get to the doctor even when they think they may not be able to afford to do so. The good news is that some options are free and a few are offered with a significant discount. Free Clinics Free clinics are available without charges or fees, and they are generally open to anyone. Although these clinics are free, it is important to consider a few [...]
Home aid can be a lifesaver for individuals with physical and mental health limitations. However, this type of additional medical assistance can be expensive and exceed the budget of most individuals on disability benefits. The good news is that you could qualify for home aid if you meet certain requirements. Types of Home Aid Home health care is exploding in popularity, availability and affordability, especially these days during the pandemic. In-home care has a variety of applications and purposes in both a medical and non-medical capacity. From a medical perspective, home aids can assist with [...]
As part of any SSI or SSDI application process, it will almost certainly be necessary to include a letter or forms completed by your doctor. This shouldn’t be just any letter. To be most helpful, each letter must meet specific requirements. In order to make the process a bit easier for you, we offer some tips and guidance here. Start with the Right Doctor It is important to understand that some doctors do not feel comfortable assisting with disability applications. Before you begin, be sure to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your [...]
The main barrier to accessing appropriate medical treatment for those who are no longer able to work is cost. And medical care - with documentation - is essential to winning a disability claim.
If you sign up with an advocate or representative, they will also ask about treating history and send requests for records to various medical providers. But what if you don’t have much care? What if your medical records don’t paint a very clear picture of your limitations?
Veterans have long struggled to receive timely and quality care from the VA health care system. In response, Congress created the “Choice Program” as part of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.
If you are awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you are eligible for certain Medicare benefits after a 24-month waiting period, which begins the date you first become eligible to receive disability benefits.