Navigating disability claim systems can be difficult, especially when dealing with a disability that affects your ability to communicate, stay mobile or focus on the process. Having to start over or resubmit old information can make a difficult situation even worse, so consider a few techniques for maintaining your old information and sharing as needed.
Why Is Old Information Useful?
Consider a disability claim that has been denied. To many discouraged filers, it may be a sign to throw it all away. Instead of scrapping the old information, keep it in another format to be used later.
You may have submitted the information incorrectly, or the information may have been incomplete. Your original submission could have been off to a good start, but you may need to build upon it.
By keeping your old information, you don't need to spend hours or even days with a new submission. It isn't up to you what to keep or get rid of—the disability system knows what it needs, and a disability lawyer knows what the system is asking for.
If you haven't already, make sure that your disability claim and any supporting information is in digital format. This can include having a saved document on your computer, but there are other ways of saving and sharing information that will be covered later.
The usefulness of your information increases when you're able to hand over legible, easily edited documents to legal professionals and claims personnel who can figure out what's wrong with your claim and how to turn it into a success.
Creating A Sharing Network For Your Disability Information
Having your information available and ready to share with your legal and medical supporters can make your disability claim more successful in a shorter amount of time. The key is to have multiple ways to get to your information.
Email is one of the most convenient tools for sharing information. By adding an attachment to the email in the form of a video, document or audio file, you can more easily archive and retrieve information when it's needed the most. If the file is too big, many major email services have storage services that can save your information elsewhere for easy access.
Injured persons are at a disadvantage when it comes to driving to an office and submitting information. Even with computers, they may have to travel to a specific location in order to scan information or may not have fast enough Internet to submit the information.
With mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, you can use your email-stored information with a few quick swipes or easily give the information to a professional who can help without having to exchange account information or log in and out of confusing systems.
For help with accessibility, information sharing and claims success, contact a disability lawyer from a firm such as Law Offices Of Russell J. Goldsmith.