When you are working with disability attorneys for your social security disability case, you might at first think that they have everything handled for you. While it is true that they will be doing a lot of work on your behalf in hopes of getting you the disability benefits that you deserve, there are some things that you are going to want to do in order to help your case. Some of those things include:
Continue Going to All of Your Doctor's Appointments
There are a lot of people who, while waiting for an approval for disability, will skip some of their doctor's appointments. In many cases, it is because they have trouble with transportation. If you are not able to afford the gasoline to get there or your vehicle broke down, you might feel as though that is an understandable reason to miss an appointment. While it might seem like it, all the disability courts are going to see is a lack of medical treatment. You will want to ask friends, family, or even your neighbors for a ride to the doctor. In some locations, if you have low income you may qualify for free transportation to and from doctor's appointments. Take advantage of all of the help you can so your attorneys will have more medical records that will highlight your ongoing disability.
Use Social Media Carefully
It can be fun to share parts of your life on social media. However, it is important to remember that what you put on the internet is there forever. You might be disabled, but you might have some good days where you feel like you can finally get out of the house and go play with the kids in the yard. That is great, but you do not want to share that on social media. Such posts or pictures can be found and the courts can decide that you seem to be healthy enough to play in the yard, so you are healthy enough to work outside of the home. They may not understand that that was maybe one day out of the entire month where you felt decent.
After carefully reviewing the previously mentioned tips, you should find that you are going to be a little more prepared to help with your own disability case. You might also want to get in contact with one of the attorneys that you have retained. This way, you will have a chance to ask them if they have any additional advice for you, updates about your case, or if there is something else you can do in order to help make this a smooth process. The more proactive you are, the easier it will be for your attorneys to represent you in this case and hopefully get you the disability benefits that you need in order to financially survive.