When someone has an accident on the job or during their personal time, they may sustain an injury that is severe enough to prevent them from working for a few weeks, a few months or ever again during their lifetime. If this sounds like you, know that you still need to prove that your injury is serious enough to warrant receiving payments in lieu of full-time employment.
Here are some of the ways that you can help strengthen your Illinois disability claim.
Keep all documentation
You want to keep all of the documentation that you received regarding your injury and subsequent medical treatment and submit this with your disability application. This includes paperwork that you may not think has relevance to your case. The person who reviews your application only knows what you tell them, so have everything in order to make your case stronger.
Keep in touch with your physician
Having a good physician on your side can make the disability application process go more smoothly. In addition, follow-up appointments with documentation can help strengthen your case.
Follow up frequently
Let the people reviewing your application know that you are serious about obtaining the benefits you deserve by following up with them frequently via email or phone. Following up also enables you to know right away if there is something missing from your application.
The process of acquiring disability benefits can be arduous, but doing what you can to strengthen your claim can help the process go more quickly and end in your desired outcome.