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Should I Talk To My Doctor Before Applying for Social Security Disability?

Find out if you should talk to your doctor before you apply for Social Security Disability and read tips for getting approved.

Read this guide if you are asking yourself, “Should I talk to my doctor before applying for Social Security disability?” If you are disabled, you don’t have to talk to your doctor before you apply for disability with Social Security. If you cannot work full time because of your illness or condition, you should visit Social Security online and read about the disability program.

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After you have read about the disability program, you should apply online. Make sure you answer the questions honestly and tell Social Security about all the problems you are having. The application is easy to complete. After you complete the application, you will be provided with a confirmation number, so keep that number in a safe place. A Social Security representative will contact you later to get more information from you.

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You should visit your doctor before you apply for disability. Tell your doctor about all your problems. Tell him that you plan to apply for disability with Social Security. When you apply for disability, Social Security will obtain your medical records and use the information to decide whether or not you qualify for benefits.

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If Social Security decides that they do not have enough evidence, they may send you to a doctor. They will pay for the doctor’s fee. You might be able to use your doctor for the exam. However, if they send you to one of their doctor’s, be prepared to answer questions and make sure you tell the doctor about all the problems you are having.

You will receive a decision on your application in 3-5 months. If you do not get approved, you can appeal the decision that was made. You can also get legal help and find a lawyer that will represent you in court. If your income is low, you may qualify for free legal assistance, so do your research online until you find legal help.



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