Why Your Diagnosis Is Only the First Step to Disability

When speaking with clients and potential clients, we’re often pointed to a diagnosis as the reason why an individual is disabled. But that is only one piece of evidence in the proof of disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is much more concerned with the severity of symptoms related to your condition and, more specifically, what limitations prevent you from working as you did before the onset of your symptoms. Essentially, disability is less dependent on a specific diagnosis and more contingent on how you function after the onset of your condition compared to before.

Our goal as disability lawyers is to help our clients build a case based on limitations in function. This includes compiling evidence like medical records, statements from medical professionals who have examined and treated the individual, and opinions from experts on the subject. The client’s testimony is also important to support the groundwork of the case with examples of how life and daily activities have been impacted by this disability.

There are many facets to a successful disability claim. If you’ve been diagnosed with a condition that has altered your way of living and ability to work, the expert staff of Jan Dils Attorneys at Law can guide you through the process. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation at 877.526.3457 or via this form.

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Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law

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