Doctor Note May Not Be Enough in Social Security Disability

Some people believe a doctor’s note saying you are not able to work is enough to win your Disability case.

The Social Security Judge wants to know why you are not able to work.

In other words, how severe are your conditions and how they will keep you from going to work and why they will slow you down when you are at work.

The doctor’s letter should explain these crucial questions.

Questions about your disability? Contact us at 309-827-4371,

No Upfront Fees for A Social Security Disability Lawyer

It does not cost any upfront money to get a Social Security Disability Lawyer to help you win your disability case.

The government controls all lawyer fees.

The law provides that you only pay attorney fees if you win and it is out of your back benefits when you are paid at the end of the case.

Social Security Disability law is complicated and it helps to have a lawyer guide you through the rules and the questions the Judge and Social Security will ask you.

Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your case.

Talking to Your Injury Doctor is Important

What you tell your doctor at the time of your injury, and as you receive medical treatment is very important.

The reason is that Judges give great weight to what you tell the doctor at the time of the accident and how your body is responding to treatment.

If your story changes at the time of trial, or conflicts with what shows up in your medical records, then the Judge may suspect you are seeking monetary gain from your injury.

However, if your testimony at trial is consistent with what you have told the doctor all along the Judge will find you believable.

For instance, make sure to tell your doctor how you were injured on the job and all the body parts that are injured.

It is also important to explain limitations you experience as a result of the injury, along with any pain and ongoing problems.

Questions about your injury or disability? Feel free to contact Work Injury and Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Social Security Disability Applications

Social Security offices remain closed.

However, you can still file a disability application online.

You cannot be found disabled and get benefits until you file.

Need help? Call Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

No fee if you do not win your case.

Social Security Offices and Covid

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Social Security offices still not fully reopened. Most business is done online or via telephone. Problems with getting Social Security Disability or SSI? Feel free to contact us at 309-827-4371.