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Remember To Tell Social Security About Every Medical Problem You Have

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jan 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week I got two reminders in the same day of how important it is to tell Social Security about each and every medical problem you have. Some people believe that they have just one major medical problem that is

Not Just Some, But All

preventing them from working. As a result, they don't realize the importance of listing all of the medical problems when applying for Social Security disability benefits.

The Cumulative Effect

This is a logical thing to believe, especially if that one medical condition is something serious such as cancer. That said, people applying for Social Security disability benefits need to remember that there is a cumulative effect for all of your medical problems.  You might consider something like tingling and numbness if your hands to be minor as compared to having such conditions as multiple sclerosis or seizures. But, even a small limitation on your use of your hands could make the difference between getting approved and getting denied.

All Medical Records Matter

Back Pain? Yes, But Does It Matter?

I had a hearing this week with a woman who did not think her back pain was all that important. She did not tell me about the treatment she was receiving for it.  When the judge learned of her back problems, he asked me to get those medical records. I have received almost 200 pages so far.  That same day, a fellow who is seriously ill with cancer brought me his medical records. In passing, he noted how he had had a hernia operation recently.  He, too, thought that was not significant.  I sent him to get those records immediately. It might mean the difference in the outcome of his case. 

Do The Scan

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, take the time to mentally scan your body from the roots of your hair down to your toenails. If you have any problems of any kind anywhere in between, make sure Social Security knows about them. Get the medical records for each and every problem and make sure Social Security has those records. 

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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