As you may know, the number one most important piece of evidence for your disability application is your medical records.  Because of this, you may be wondering if it will be necessary to gather your own medical records. After all, getting copies of them can be quite costly as well as time consuming. To answer this question we will need to look at what stage of the application you are in.

Initial Stages

If you have submitted an application or have appealed an initial decision you are in this stage. In the initial stages Social Security will request and pay for your medical records. Because they are extremely busy often these medical record requests are not followed up with properly. This cab add months to your waiting time. If you are a client of ours we will stay in contact with Social Security to determine which medical records they have requested. We will then follow up with your doctors to make sure they get those medical records to Social Security just as quickly as possible. If you do not have an attorney it may be wise for you to follow up with your doctors to make sure they are getting your records processed quickly.

Hearing Scheduled

If you have appealed your decision and are now waiting for a hearing it is now your responsibility to obtain not only any new medical records, but any that Social Security has missed. If you are our client we will go over all of your medical sources with you to ensure we have every medical record possible. We will request and pay for any medical records that are missing as well as any records from new visits. Unlike other firms, we will never ask you to pay us back for these records.

Call a Utah Disability Attorney

Having a disability attorney fighting on your behalf can greatly increase your chances of being approved. Not only that, but we can give you the peace of mind knowing your claim is being handled correctly. We charge $0 up front and will only accept a fee if we are able to win you benefits. Call today for your fee consultation.

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