Seeking Medical Evidence to Support Your SSD Claim
In order to obtain any type of Social Security disability (SSD) or SSI benefits, you will need to present medical evidence of your disability. You may be wondering how you will be able to afford the kind of medical evaluation you need in order to get this evidence.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, we can guide you toward getting the medical evidence you need to apply for SSD. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your options. We serve clients in the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse regions, and throughout western, central and upstate New York.
Understanding Potential Sources of Medical Coverage
One major reason why people apply for disability benefits is to get access to medical coverage. Until you succeed at obtaining benefits, however, you may need to rely on other options. Some of the most common sources of payment for medical treatment are:
- Private health insurance: If you have access to insurance through a spouse or parent, or if you have purchased continuing COBRA coverage after leaving your job, you should contact your insurer to find out what they will cover.
- Medicaid: If you are eligible for public assistance, you may be able to enroll in New York's Medicaid program and obtain medical coverage that way.
- Workers' compensation: If your disability is the result of a workplace accident or occupational illness, you may be entitled to medical treatment through workers' compensation.
- Out-of-pocket payment: Some doctors may allow you to pay for medical treatment on a deferred or installment-based payment plan.
It is important for you to make the most of doctors' visits by talking to a lawyer to find out what information you will need for your SSD or SSI application. Our attorneys are experienced at working with clients' doctors to obtain the medical evidence needed to prove you are disabled.
We would be happy to answer any general questions about the best strategies for getting medical attention and evidence before applying for SSD or appealing a denied claim. To discuss your case with an experienced disability benefits lawyer, contact us today.