Winning a social security claim is not easy but there are two things that you can do that will give you the best chance of winning.
- A well seasoned and well documented treating physician report that explains your illness or injury and the restrictions you have. Social Security law is such that it requires the judge to find your treating physicians statement controlling if it is well documented and not inconsistent with other substantial evidence of record. Therefore, the most important thing you can do is to have your treating physician fill out a physical or mental capacity form that documents your restrictions. The doctor should give a complete explanation of the evidence he relies on and the significance of the evidence. Also, his complete records should be submitted so that the treating relationship is established. It is this treating relationship over time that is critical.
- Hire an attorney experienced in handling Social Security disability cases. The Social Security disability cases. The Social Security system is a maze. A trap for the unwary. One misstep and everything could be lost. You do not have to guess what to do. Hire a Social Security disability attorney who knows just what to do to give you the best chance of winning.