How Can a List of Providers Help My Claim?
POSTED BY Jon C. . November 25, 2016
If you are anything like me, remembering what you had for lunch yesterday can be difficult, let alone remembering the doctors and various other medical providers you have seen over the span of several years! So it is no wonder that when I call to ask someone to tell me about all the providers they have seen in regards to their disabilities, they have trouble remembering them all.
Something that really helps me keep everything straight are lists. I am a huge fan of making lists. Need to run to the store? Make a list. Have things to do around the house? Make a list. Need to keep track of doctors you see? Make a list. Keeping a list of medical providers who have cared for you over time will help you in several ways.
First, before you even fill out that application, a list of providers is going to be beneficial. Write down the first provider who treated you for your disabilities, then work your way to the present with all the places you’ve been treated. Doing this at home means you’ll have all of the information you need right at your fingertips. When you are ready to fill out your application for Social Security, you won’t be left trying to remember the address and phone number of that specialist you saw ten years ago that could be an important asset to your claim.
Second, throughout the claim process, you will be asked to give updates to Social Security on the providers you seek treatment with for your disabilities. If you keep your list updated every time you see your regular doctor or someone new, you won’t have to search all over the place for that information.
Third, if you were to become a client with us, we will be the ones to gather your medical records. Every so often we will contact you to update your providers so we can get these records. If you have a list going already, this will save you time trying to find the information when we call you. It will also ensure that we do not miss a potentially important provider that you have been seeking treatment with for your disabilities.
So, keep a list! Whether it is in a notebook, on a chalkboard, or a sticky note, it is a great way to keep your information in a central location and easy to recall.
At Jan Dils Attorneys at Law, we never hesitate to educate people about the Social Security Process. This is just one of the many ways we serve our clients. If you would like to know more about what we do, or if you would like a FREE consultation, give us a call: 1-877-526-3457, or tell us about your claim now by clicking here.