Proving A Disability

How To Prove Your Need For Social Security Benefits

One of the most difficult aspects of obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is proving a disability as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). At Disability Claim Consultants, we help people in Omaha, Nebraska, and the surrounding areas accurately demonstrate their need for benefits, from the initial application to appealing denied claims.

Our consultants have helped people just like you since 1988 - we provide caring, yet aggressive, advocacy to help you obtain the benefits you deserve.

Medical Evidence Is Key To Obtaining Benefits

One of the most important factors of your SSD benefits application or application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is ensuring your medical records accurately reflect how your injury or condition affects your life and prevents you from seeking employment. Our Omaha SSD consultants can help you gather the appropriate medical evidence required for your application. We also strongly recommend that you:

  • Communicate honestly with your doctor. If you don't feel good or you cannot do something because of your condition, do not tell your doctor that "you're fine" or "pretty good." Tell him or her in detail about your limitations so it will be recorded in your medical chart.
  • Go to all of your doctors' appointments and follow-up visits. A failure to seek medical treatment is an easy way for the Social Security Administration to deny your claim.
  • Take all medications as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not have health insurance or cannot otherwise afford your medication, we can help you seek financial assistance from federal or state government programs designed for this specific purpose.

If your claim was denied, we will also proactively gather any additional medical evidence from vocational specialists, psychologists or other experts as needed to present at your review hearing or subsequent Social Security appeals.

We Are Here To Help You

We understand that you may be embarrassed or hesitant to appear as though you're complaining. However, the only way the SSA will truly understand your condition is by giving them an accurate, honest picture of your life. Furthermore, we keep all of your records strictly confidential, as do your doctors.

Let our experience make the difference. Contact us by calling 402-422-1000 locally or 877-686-2244 toll free for a free case evaluation. If you live out of town or cannot come to our offices, we can schedule consultations by telephone and complete paperwork through the mail at your convenience.