Applying for a Disability Claim: Part 3

Applying for a Disability Claim: Part 3

This post is the third in a three-part series of blogs on the do’s and don’ts involved in your claims process. Click to read the first blog and second blog of the series.

While it is very important to inform yourself and organize yourself for the claims process, it is essential that you are honest and upfront. Your credibility and character should not be in question. Integrity and trustworthiness are expected at all times.

You should be honest with your doctor and your disability lawyer. You should also be honest when filing your claim and throughout the claims process. Fraudulent or exaggerated claims can backfire on you, and can even mean serious criminal charges. You do not need to exaggerate or oversell your condition to be recognized for the disability benefits you need and are entitled to.

You should also be honest with yourself about the activities and work you are able to do. You should not overdo it and participate in activities in public that might be construed as proof that you are not disabled. The insurance companies may document this, even with video, and may use this against you.

Honesty is always the best policy, and honesty is respected, appreciated, and expected in a disability benefits claim process. You can expect honesty from us.

This marks the end of this three part series. Click to read the first blog and second blog of the series. If you or someone you know has a disability claim, please contact us. Share Lawyers offers free consultations; we’re here to help.


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