Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What Can I Do to Strengthen My Claim for Social Security Disability Benefits in San Francisco?

Get regular medical treatment for your condition(s).

The most important evidence in your Social Security claim is your medical evidence and that is why it is crucial to maintain consistent treatment. In San Francisco, an Administrative Law Judge will base his or her decision upon the medical evidence in your file. They will look to see if you have been getting regular treatment for the impairments that you are claiming. If your medical records are not recent or do not accurately reflect your stated medical impairments, it can have a negative effect on your claim. Make sure all of your treatment is documented and up to date.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Preparing for Your Social Security Disability Hearing in San Francisco

At your Social Security Disability Hearing in San Francisco the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)  has already reviewed all your medical records. He knows your doctor’s perspective on your condition, now he wants to get your perspective on your condition.

The ALJ will ask you lots of questions in order to get a better idea of your condition and how it affects you. To improve your chances of getting a favorable outcome, you want to be a good witness. Below is a list of 9 things you can do when testifying that will help you be a good witness: