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Can I add medical conditions to my Social Security Disability Case?

In the video below Sharon Christie, a social security disability benefits lawyer, answers the question, can I add medical conditions to my social security disability case?  If you or someone you know is looking to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits contact Sharon Christie Law today. We are a social security disability benefits law firm dedicated to getting you the benefits you deserve.

Official Transcript: Can I Add Medical Conditions to my Social Security Disability Benefits Case?

Hi, I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security Disability Benefits. Once you have filed your disability application you may wonder if you can add medical conditions to your case well the answer is you certainly can as long as those conditions are things that are causing severe limitations that are preventing you from working.

So let me give you an example. I have a case where we filed the application for our client based on several different problems that the client had including diabetes and arthritis. About a year into the whole process my client was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of that accident. Now, this was a new disabling condition but we added information about that condition to the case because ultimately we’ll ask a judge to consider all of the conditions.

Now it gets a little complicated because you have to remember that you file your application explaining why you are no longer able to work as of the date you say you became unable to work any longer. If you have another condition that arises, later on, that’s not going to go all the way back to the time that you stopped working. That will only apply as of the time that the new condition arose so it can complicate things a little bit but it can also be sort of the saving grace in some cases because it may turn out that we don’t have enough evidence or strong enough evidence of the conditions that we initially filed the claim for Social Security to actually find that somebody’s disabled based on those conditions but this new condition creates additional problems and that may be enough and in that case, that’s the situation where we would look at changing the date that we said that is began to the day when this new condition arose so it can get a little complicated but you do want to remember this if you have new conditions that arise that are limiting you in a way that’s preventing you from working. You do want to make that a part of your case.

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, a Social Security Disability Law Firm, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.