While medical records will be the most important factor in getting approved, submitting your work records can also help strengthen your claim. While medical records show your diagnosis, they don’t always do the best job of painting a picture of what your day-to-day life is like.

Attendance Records

If you worked until you were simply unable to continue working, chances are towards the end of your employment you had a lot of absences and unscheduled breaks. Collecting these records that show absences, unscheduled breaks, and time off can help your claim. The judge will be able to see what it looked like for you when you were trying to work and what accommodations your employer had to make until you were either let go or forced to quit due to your condition.

Supervisor and Co-Worker Testimonies


While judges generally discourage bringing witnesses to the hearing, having sworn written statements from your work supervisors and co-workers can be the next best thing. Nobody knows better than they about how your conditions affected you at work. If they can write down what kind of accommodations they had to make, or describe how your conditions were affecting you at work, it could make a big difference to your claim and could be just the thing to put you over the edge to getting approved.

Call a Utah Disability Attorney

If you cannot work due to a disability call a Utah Social Security Lawyer today. Having a disability attorney will greatly increase your chances of being approved for benefits. The road to disability benefits is often long and hard but you don’t have to fight it alone. Call today for your free evaluation.

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