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Why do I need another medical test when applying for disability?

You filled out all the paperwork you needed to in order to file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. You went back to your doctor's office again, and again, for the records you needed. You think you made your case.

Don't wait on your doctor to say you are disabled to file

A lot of people delay filing for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income for one reason — they're waiting for their doctor to tell them that they're disabled and need to file for benefits.

Assessing multiple sclerosis for disability benefits

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating condition that can affect a person's ability to live his or her life to the fullest. The severity of MS can very from person to person however, and because of this, a full assessment must be made before applying for any Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Your doctor can help you qualify for Social Security disability

In order to qualify for Social Security disability, you need to prove that you have a disabling condition that will prevent you from working for at least a year or that you have a fatal condition. Proving that this is the case may not be entirely easy in all situations. In fact, many people apply for Social Security disability, get denied and have to resubmit with more complete information for another review.

Getting help from your doctor with Social Security Disability

Filing for Social Security Disability benefits can be a daunting and stressful task for anyone. Even if you've done it in the past, having to file can still bring confusion and the fear that the claim will be denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here are some tips for getting your doctor involved when filing for benefits so you can ensure that the claim is accepted the first time you file in Indianapolis.

Talking to your doctor about disability benefits

If you believe that you are eligible for disability benefits, it is important to take your time to fully research and prepare before making your application with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Only around 30 percent of applications are accepted each year, and this is most often because the applicants did not provide sufficient information to be successful.

Proving mental disabilities can be a challenge

Those suffering from mental or psychological conditions may qualify for Social Security Disability payments. However, the very nature of the condition that qualifies you for financial assistance can be a barrier to your application being successfully approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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