Here are 8 things you can do to improve your Missouri disability case
1. Complete and return any forms SSA or your Missouri disability lawyer provides to you as fast as possible.
Most people don’t realize how important to attorneys that you return forms we provide to you. The longer you wait to get them back to us, the longer it will take for us to use the forms for your benefit.
2. Let them know any updates to your medical treatment.
3. Do what your doctor tells you to do.
Unless you went to medical school, it’s important you follow the recommendations of your doctor. If you want a second opinion, get one. Don’t take it upon yourself to be your own physician.
4. Do what your attorney tells you to do.
In most cases, your attorney may give you specific recommendations to help improve your chances. We are not trying to be be difficult or asking the impossible. We are trying to help you.
5. Let me know if you move.
6. Let me know if your phone number has changed (or been turned off).
Your lawyer needs to be able to get ahold of you. Make sure your attorney has a good working number and correct mailing address at all times. Your attorney will likely drop your case if he or she cannot reach you.
7. Let me know if you went back to work or if you decided to drop your case.
If you want to go back to work, that is ok. However, make sure you tell your attorney so they can tell you the consequences of keeping your application going while you test the job market. Likewise, if you no longer want to keep pursuing social security benefits, tell your attorney.
8. Prepare for the hearing.
Prepare with the lawyer who will be handling your case at the hearing (not an assistant or paralegal). I always schedule a face-to-face meeting with my disability clients in my office prior to his/her Social Security disability hearing. Usually, I try to meet several times prior to the actual hearing date to discuss the hearing procedures and to practice answering the questions that are likely going to be asked. This is not a rehearsal or attempt to get “canned” answers, but rather to get my clients to understand the hearing procedure so they know what to expect and are not overwhelmed with the process.
I know many of these tips sound like common sense but you would be surprised at how these little tips can go a long way towards helping you improve your chances of winning your Missouri Social Security disability case.
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The Krebs Law Firm LLC offers a free case evaluation if you have questions about your Social Security disability claim. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a Missouri disability lawyer or Northwest Arkansas Social Security disability lawyer, but we only handle Social Security cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation or to discuss your appeal today! Do not delay as you only have 60 days to ask for a reconsideration if you live in Arkansas or Oklahoma and 60 days to ask for an appeal in Missouri.