December 25, 2009, Newsletter Issue #34: What You Need To Take When You Apply For Disability At The Social Security Office

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When you go to the Social Security office to apply for disability, remember to have everything with you that you think you MIGHT need to have. You can shorten the process time by having certain information with you when you apply, such as:
All of the months and years that you worked for the past 15 years, from the start date to the date you left, and why & a description of what you did;
Names, addresses and phone numbers, and visitation dates of the doctors, counselors, caseworkers, hospitals, labs for testing, and clinics that you have visited in relation to your reason for disability,
Names, dosage, and side affects, if applicable, of all your medications;
Copies of any medical records form your doctors, therapists, caseworkers, hospitals, and clinics that you already have in your possession;
Copies of any laboratory and test results that you already have in your possession. If you do not have them, arrange to get them before you visit the Social Security office. You will not need actual x-rays, only the reports from once they had been read.

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