If you suffer from blood clots and it leaves you unable to work and earn a living, you will start the disability claims process.
If you have applied for disability benefits because of blood clots and your initial claim was reviewed, you will need to file a request for reconsideration, which is also called an appeal. This will provide you with the opportunity to provide additional information and to continue your efforts to get your claim approved.
Tips For Winning An Appeal
When you file an appeal for your disability claim for blood clots, you will need to provide additional information and work to show the severity of your condition. Here are few tips for getting your claim on the right track, so you can improve your chances for getting approval on the appeals level. Here are a few tips for winning your appeal:
- 1. Gather more medical evidence. You will need to provide detailed exam records, which confirm the diagnosis and detail the severity of your condition as well as how it affects you. You need to clearly show your restrictions and limitations. There is not a listing specifically for blood clots, so you must use a listing that is for a related condition, which could be the Cardiovascular System, Section 4.00.
- 2. You will need to provide test results. These may include ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, blood tests, and circulatory test results. These will confirm your blood clots and how they affect your daily life.
- 3. Use a residual functional capacity (RFC) form completed by your physician. The RFC is very detailed, explaining how your activities are limited or restricted because of your blood clots. As an example, because of chronic blood clots in your legs you may require repositioning every 30 minutes. Because of the blood thinner you take, you may not be able to operate machinery because of the risk of suffering a cut.
- 4. Provide a detailed list of all your medical providers. Be sure to include approximate dates of service as well as the contact details for each provider.
- 5. Enlist the help of a disability law attorney. Your chances of a disability claim being approved improves significantly. A disability lawyer knows what you need to prove to have your disability claim approved and will be able to compare your medical records to a Blue Book listing.
Get A Free Initial Consultation
If you are unable to work because of blood clots, you should enlist the help of a disability lawyer who represents clients in your area. A disability attorney will be able to gather the evidence that your claim needs to succeed. Disability lawyers take cases on a contingency basis, which means that your lawyer will not be paid until your claim has been successful and you have been awarded benefits.
To share the details of your disability claim for blood clots, complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page. You will learn the best way to proceed with your claim.