Most people know that there are requirements for receiving Social Security payments. To be eligible, you must have a long enough work history to qualify under federal Social Security rules. Additionally, there is a specific formula to assess your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits. A crucial requirement is that you do not have a condition that could prevent you from working for a year or more. Since it takes some time to process your application, you should start it as soon as possible.
To process your application for eligibility, SSA will require the following information in addition to your completed application.
- Social Security number
- Your original birth certificate
- The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of your doctors and other healthcare professionals
- The names and dosages of your medication prescriptions
- Medical records and lab results from your healthcare providers
- A summary of your previous jobs and tasks you have performed
- a duplicate of your most recent W2 form or federal tax return
Social Security disability and severance pay california for example claimants who have been approved must wait five months before Social Security pays them disability compensation. For example, if the SSA determines that you were injured in January 2017, you will not be able to receive monthly benefits until June 2017.
What Role Does Non-Medical Evidence Play In Claiming Social Security Disability?
The most important purpose of submitting your Social Security disability claim is to demonstrate to the government that you need benefits because you cannot work. Naturally, the medical evidence will be the most crucial aspect of this assertion. Although, sometimes the medical evidence doesn’t present the full picture of how the condition interferes with your ability to work. Other non-medical evidence may show that you tried to work despite your medical problems but were unable to. For example, you may have a work history indicating your impairment’s effects. Perhaps you had a solid and regular work history until your medical problems when your work history became inconsistent.
Second, you have been forced to change jobs several times because you could not meet the requirements of your previous position. Or perhaps your presence has become sporadic due to medical treatments or persistent discomfort.
In addition, family members who have witnessed first-hand the effects of your disability can testify to the impact on your life. Your former colleagues or employers may also be able to confirm that you tried to continue working but were unsuccessful.
This type of evidence does not cast a negative light on you. On the contrary, it demonstrates that your condition genuinely prevents you from doing work that you would otherwise gladly undertake. This strengthens your reliability and increases the likelihood that the Social Security Administration like Kenton Koszdin Law Office for example will provide you with the necessary benefits.