Ongoing medical treatment – essential for your health and to your case

 It is a mistake to think you can go to your disability hearing in front of a judge and expect the judge to believe that you are disabled if you have no current medical evidence to present.  My colleague Gordon Gates, has written an e-book entitled “10 Steps to Prepare for your Social Security Disability Hearing.”   One of the points he mentions is the necessity of having current medical evidence in the record.  He notes that more cases are granted at the hearing level specifically because there is more complete medical evidence submitted at that stage.   I would highly recommend reading his book which is available for free on his website.  It contains other valuable tips which I may discuss in my blog at a later date.  I know that I will be sharing the book with my clients. 

Too often my clients think that they cannot go to the doctor because they do have money for insurance.  It may be true that you cannot go to some doctors because you do not have insurance but  fortunately there is a way to receive medical care if you are resident of Solano county.  If you do not have money to pay for health insurance and you meet other financial eligibility criteria, you may apply for CMSP (County Medical Services Program), through the county welfare department.  If you are approved, you may receive medical treatment including prescription medications.

Help yourself by seeking out the treatment you need.  Help your case by obtaining the treatment so that the judge can see that you are doing all you can to help yourself and that there is medical evidence to support your statements as to why you cannot work.

About Geri Kahn

California Immigration lawyer and disability lawyer with offices in Benicia and San Francisco. For more information, check out my website: gerikahn.com.
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