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The Importance Of Obtaining Medical Treatment When Applying For SSD Benefits

Some disabled people become discouraged and stop seeking medical treatment if they feel they are not getting better. However, you must have recent records of treatments and appointments to be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI or SSD) benefits.

At Harlan Still & Koch, we understand how difficult it is to deal with a disability or debilitating health condition. We have helped people in your position for 40 years. Our attorneys provide you with the support you and your family need right from our Columbia-based firm.

Helping You Get The Treatment You Need

It is important to continue treatment after the initial diagnosis of a disability in order to:

  • Maintain medical records: The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires a history of your medical records when you apply for benefits. They also conduct regular reviews to make sure you still qualify. Updated medical records are necessary for these reviews.
  • Identify other medical conditions: Many disabilities or serious injuries can lead to other conditions, including mental illnesses. If you are not aware of these conditions, your situation could worsen. Documenting additional conditions could also increase your SSD benefits.

Some people stop treatment simply due to finances. Since injuries and disabilities can keep you out of work, it may be difficult to pay expensive medical bills. At Harlan Still & Koch, we believe that a lack of money should not keep you from getting the medical treatment you need. We can help you explore affordable treatment options.

The law firm of Harlan Still & Koch provides personalized guidance to all our clients. We have done so since 1978, dedicating our services to the well-being of you and your family. Our Missouri attorneys take care of you and look out for your best interests every step of the way.

We Support You At Every Step

Not everyone understands the challenges you face every day. At Harlan Still & Koch, we strive to relieve your stress and provide you with the representation you deserve. Call 800-483-1789 for a free initial consultation. You can also email us to schedule a consultation with one of our Social Security Disability lawyers.

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