If there is one thing nobody likes it is somebody who is constantly complaining. This is why when someone asks you how you are doing your respond with “fine” even when you aren’t. What you may not know is that this may be hurting your Social Security Disability claim.
Why You Should Complain About Your Pain
When a judge is looking at your disability claim, the first place they are going to look is in your medical records. Your medical records are going to be the number one, most important piece of evidence in your claim. This is why simply going to your doctors is not enough.
Make Sure Your Doctor Knows What Is Going On
There can be multiple reasons why you don’t tell your doctors everything that is going on with you. You may think there is nothing they can do to help. You may be embarrassed. Maybe you don’t want to admit out loud that you have a problem. Whatever reason it is, you need to stop. It is essential your doctor knows exactly what is going on with you. Tell them about any pain you are experiencing. Make sure they know how your pain is affecting your abilities to function. Be as specific as you can.
Don’t Exaggerate Your Symptoms
A single word in your medical records can be a death sentence to your disability claim. That word is malingerer. If your doctor feels that you are exaggerating or faking your symptoms they are going to say so in your medical records. In many cases this will lead to a denial for disability benefits.
Get Regular Medical Treatment
It is extremely important to go to your doctors regularly while applying for disability benefits. Your judge will want to see that you are doing everything you can to get better. If you do not have health insurance we recommend going to a free clinic. For a list of free and cheap health care clinics in Salt Lake City click here. If you are not in Salt Lake Valley contact your case worker for a list of free clinics in your area or you can contact United Way.
Hire a Salt Lake City Disability Lawyer
If you need to apply for disability benefits or have already applied and been turned down, call us today for your free consultation. Having an experienced disability attorney can greatly increase your chances or being approved for benefits. There is $0 up front and we will only accept a fee if we are able to get you benefits.