Experienced Attorney For SSDI Medical Consultations
If you are moving from short-term disability to long-term disability and realized that you need to file for permanent disability through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, it is critical that you begin getting your medical condition thoroughly documented. In order to qualify for benefits, you will need to prove that you have been unable to work in your regular employment for a minimum of 12 months. But that doesn’t mean you should wait to start the documentation and application process. The earlier you start, the better chance you will have of getting the kind of detailed medical records the Disability Determination Services (DDS) will require.
From offices in Longwood, Florida, J. Michael Matthews, P.A., assists clients throughout the Orlando metropolitan area, including Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. For a free consultation, please call us at 407-278-8418 or complete our contact form.
Before You See Your Doctor, Talk To Us
It makes sense to know what questions to ask your doctor when you go for your medical consultation about your disability. Take the time to schedule a consultation with SSDI claims lawyer J. Michael Matthews to discuss your case. Mr. Matthews has been assisting people through the SSDI application process for more than 40 years. He will explain the process steps and what you can do today to start helping your case when your claim comes up for review.
Your Claim Approval Will Be Back-Dated To Your Initial Date Of Disability
It is important to get a qualified physician’s diagnosis of your disability as soon as possible. When your claim comes up for review, your benefits will be back-dated to the date you initially qualified. That means the amount you are owed in back-benefits can be quite significant, in addition to the monthly amount you will receive going forward.
Social Security Disability doctor consultations are the most important step in getting your claim approved. When we discuss your case, we will ask you to bring along any medical documentation you may already have. If we need more, we can contact your doctor to request the records we need. We can also talk to medical experts and vocational specialists to provide more testimony on your behalf.