If you are considering applying for disability, or you think you might someday be considering applying for disability, here’s a bit of info that can really help you out:
Read this if you are still working and your employer offers disability insurance.
Read this if you’ve ever asked yourself this question.
Start thinking about this now. What you do right now at your doctor’s office, and what you say right now during your doctor’s visits, may turn out to be important later on. Very important.
Read this if you’ve decided to apply and you want to do some extra special super duper things that may help give Social Security everything they need to approve you quickly!
Read this if you are thinking, “I can get by fine right now. I’ll wait until I really can’t live without help and then apply.”
Read this if you are too sick to work full-time and trying to figure out what to do.
You don’t need to read this. You can just apply and see what happens. Or you can read this if you want to.
Read this if you have a mysterious or fatiguing illness and you have decided to just keep waiting and see if things get better.
Read this if you are curious.
Read this if you don’t have health insurance. Or if you do have insurance, but still can’t afford medical care, lab tests, transportation, medications, etc.
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If there is any chance you will ever apply for disability, now is the perfect time to start collecting, reading, and keeping your records (Hint: Do not read visit summaries. Do not read online records. These are not your full records.)