How to Prove Your Non-Visible Condition for Social Security Disability Benefits
If you have a medical condition that isn't immediately visible, you may find it challenging to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you're eligible for disability benefits. However, it's not impossible. In this blog, we'll share some tips on how to prove your non-visible condition for Social Security Disability benefits.
1. Get Your Medical Records
One of the first things you should do is gather your medical records. Your medical records will provide evidence of your condition and help support your disability claim. We suggest you have records from all your medical providers, including your primary care physician, specialists, and therapists.
2. Keep a Symptom Journal
A symptom journal can be a helpful tool to track the severity and frequency of your symptoms. Record your symptoms daily, including pain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and any other symptoms you experience. This information can help support your disability claim and provide evidence of how your condition affects your daily life.
3. Seek Treatment
It's important to seek treatment for your condition, even if it's not immediately visible. Your medical records should reflect that you're seeking treatment and following your doctor's recommendations. Obtaining professional medical help and a diagnosis can show the SSA that you're taking steps to manage your condition and improve your health.
4. Get a Letter From Your Doctor
Ask your doctor to write a letter that explains your condition and how it affects your ability to work. The letter should include information about your diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. It should also explain how your symptoms limit your ability to perform work-related tasks.
5. Hire an Attorney
Navigating the Social Security Disability process can be complicated, especially if you have a non-visible condition. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can help guide you through the process and increase your chances of getting approved for benefits.
Proving a non-visible condition for Social Security Disability benefits can be challenging, but it's not impossible. Following these tips can increase your chances of getting approved for benefits. If you need help with your disability claim, contact Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C. at (610) 595-4917. Our experienced attorneys specialize in Social Security benefits and can help you navigate the process and get the help and resources you deserve.