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One of the most challenging aspects of successfully receiving Social Security Disability benefits is being able to successful prove your disability on the application. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is inundated with applications, receiving over two million of them each year. Therefore, it is crucial that your application meets all the needed criteria, otherwise you will be forced to appeal the result.

It can prove challenging to give enough evidence about the nature of your disability and the way that it affects your life. This is why it is a great idea for you to speak to your doctors and ask their advice on what information they think should be provided in the application form.

When you meet with your doctors

You should always have a meeting with your doctors before filling in your Social Security Disability benefits application form. They will be able to give very specific advice on your condition, whether it should affect your work or your ability to find work, and what type of information you should include within the application form.

What your doctor must provide

You doctor must always provide the SSA with a note that outlines your condition along with the way that it affects your life. This should also include a prognosis so that the SSA knows how long you are likely to be suffering from your condition.

Communicating well with your doctor is vital if you want to have a successful Social Security Disability benefits application. Make sure that you ask them any questions that you have, and combine this with your own research.

Source: Disability Benefits Center, "How to Get Your Doctor to Help You with Your Disability Claim," accessed Jan. 12, 2018

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