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Documentation Needed for Social Security Disability Claims

If you’ve been involved in a San Antonio work injury accident or succumbed to an impairing illness, you may have decided to apply for Social Security disability. But where do you start, and how do you know what you will need to provide in order to apply? If you are considering applying for social security disability in San Antonio, it’s imperative to contact the San Antonio injury lawyers with Carabin Shaw immediately.

The key to having an effective claim rides on your ability to provide ample documentation proving your disability and your inability to work. An experienced lawyer will walk you through the documentation needed for Social Security disability claims and serve as a resource and legal counsel should you have questions or trouble obtaining certain documents. The majority of disability claims are denied on the first try, so having an experienced lawyer in your corner can increase your chance of success with your application or appeal, which means receiving compensation for your disabilities sooner.

Documentation Needed for Social Security Disability Claims

The Social Security Administration (SSA) thoroughly vets all applicants applying for Social Security disability claims. You must be able to prove that your disability is severe enough to prevent you from continuing to work at your job and that you have worked long enough prior to your disability to acquire benefits. Because of all these requirements, an experienced lawyer who is familiar with personal injury law and Social Security disability cases can be extremely helpful when acquiring the documentation needed for social security disability claims. You can expedite the process by beginning to gather some of the documents you will have to provide in order to proceed with your claim. These documents include:

  • Your valid Social Security card.
  • An original birth certificate or other proof of birth.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful resident status.
  • W-2 forms or other forms proving employment.
  • Copies of U.S. military service papers if you are or have served.
  • Your bank or financial institution’s routing transit number.
  • Information pertaining to your places of employment and proof of income earned.
  • A copy of your Social Security statement (Form SSA-7004).
  • Medical records prior to your disability as well as
    • Present records,
    • Patient ID numbers,
    • Prescribed medications,
    • Phone numbers and addresses of all clinics and hospitals you have visited,
    • Dates of diagnoses,
    • And documentation of any tests, surgeries or procedures you have undergone.
  • Information pertaining to your spouse and children, including full names and social security numbers
  • The list of documentation needed for Social Security disability claims can be overwhelming. It’s important to note that time is of the essence when it comes to filing a claim, and a San Antonio area lawyer with Carabin Shaw can help expedite the process of gathering the necessary paperwork that may otherwise take longer and risk failure should you pursue an application on your own. Having the paperwork readied prior to applying can ensure the application is submitted smoothly and can save you time when it comes to filing a claim.

    Let Our Attorneys Help You Apply

    Applying for social security disability benefits is no easy feat. Even with the help of an attorney, the SSA makes it extremely tough for initial applications to be accepted, and in return, forces many applicants to take their claim to a hearing in front of a judge.

    The seasoned team of attorneys with Carabin Shaw in San Antonio specializes in representing clients from the application to the appeal phase of disability claims. We have years of experience in the social security disability law and will work tirelessly to ensure our clients are well-represented and receive the compensation they deserve.

    Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, and your first initial case evaluation is free.

    If you or someone you know is applying for a social security disability claim, contact a San Antonio social security disability claims attorney with Carabin Shaw immediately, toll-free at 1.800.862.1260 or in San Antonio at 210.222.2288.

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