What Is Disability Insurance?
Becoming injured or seriously ill leaves an individual without the ability to perform job duties and earn a living. This can be financially devastating, but with the right help, an ill or injured individual can seek benefits under a disability insurance program. Several requirements must be met in order to receive payment, and making sure your case is well-planned will help you succeed.
Obtaining disability benefits is a complex matter. The Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt can help prove the disability required for payments.
Since your case is as unique as your injury, it is best to partner with a competent attorney. This is true for injuries caused by accidents, as well as medical conditions covered by disability insurance. The type of injury or condition and the type of disability insurance you have serve as key factors in how your situation is treated. A skilled lawyer will make sure the facts are clear so your benefits begin as soon as possible.
When Can I File for Disability?
In some instances the need for surgery or other medical treatment is known in advance. It would be helpful to be able to file for insurance prior to that event so the costs are covered, but paperwork can only be filed after an injury or medical event has taken place. You should file for benefits after the event, even in the case of a scheduled procedure or known event such as the birth of a child, or you risk being denied.
What Documents Are Required?
Proof of the disability or condition, as well as continued medical care, such as doctor notes and treatment plans, are required to pursue benefits. The information needed for your case will be requested, along with a form directing you to gather the information. The forms are sent to you throughout your case. It is critical to visit a physician and be under their medical care within the first ten days of becoming disabled, and then continue that care as directed by the doctor.
The medical records contained within your file at the hospital or medical office must be provided to meet this requirement. If you are uncertain about what documents to submit, we will review your records and requirements with you. Since these forms and documents establish disability, it is not a good idea to take on this task without the help of a trained attorney. Your focus is on your health and well-being, and our focus is on your case.
Contact Us for Help Proving Disability
The Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt can assist you with your social security disability case. For answers to your questions about proving disability, call our office in Freehold, NJ, at 732-780-9333, or contact us online.