About Getting Denied SSD Benefits After Strenuous Work Led To A Stroke

Posted on: 30 April 2016

Did you have to quit your job because the strenuous work led to your blood pressure going up and causing a stroke? If you were left with no income and were denied social security disability (SSD) benefits, a personal injury lawyer can actually help you contest the denial within the 60 day time period allotted. Take a look at the article below to learn about a few of the things that a lawyer will do to help you come out successful during your hearing.

Assessing Your Disability

Your lawyer will decide if he or she wants to represent you at the hearing based on the severity of your disability. Basically, the lawyer will need to know how the stroke affected your health to the point of you not being able to work. If you are unable to fully use your arms and legs, it should be enough to justify your claim for disability benefits. A drastic change in how well you are able to speak might also justify your rights to disability benefits. Your lawyer will need you to sign a medical records release form so he or she can obtain documented evidence from a physician of how the stroke affected your health.

Preparation for Questions Asked at the Hearing

Your lawyer will make sure that you are not caught off guard by any of the questions that will be asked when you attend the hearing for reconsideration. It is in your best interest to answer the questions as truthful as possible in effort to help your lawyer build a strong argument on your behalf. Don't be surprised if you are asked questions that seem irrelevant to your disability, such as whether or not you abuse drugs. You might also be asked if you can read or write. The point of the questions is to determine your lifestyle habits and if it is possible for you to get a job, even if it means sitting down and answering a phone.

Helping You to Avoid a Consultative Examination

It is possible that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will request that a consultative examination is done to prove that you meet their disability requirements. Basically, the examination will be carried out by one of their appointed physicians. Your lawyer will be able to provide enough solid evidence to convince the SSA that the consultative examination is unnecessary to approve your claim. Contact a law firm like Baudler, Maus, Forman, Kritzer & Wagner, LLP so they can get assist with getting your denial approved.