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The Application Process: How to Document Your Disability in Michigan

When you apply for Social Security in Michigan, you will need to submit paperwork that outlines what your disability is, what you have done to try to treat it, and how it impacts your daily life. Documenting a disability in Michigan requires you to submit the right paperwork, test results, statements, and more.

Here is a checklist of some of the top things you will want to do when you submit your Michigan Social Security disability application:

  • Complete all of the required forms. This may seem obvious, but it is important that you fill out all of the required forms. Make sure each field requested is described in detail to eliminate confusion.
  • Provide medical records. Medical records, including doctor statements, test results, and diagnoses show the person reviewing your application that you have a disability and show the extent of your disability.
  • Keep a journal. Recording all of your symptoms on a daily basis can be very helpful to the person reviewing your application. This allows him to see the regular impact your disability has on your job and quality of life.
  • Statements from third parties. Third-party statements can be very powerful in your application. With statements from coworkers or friends, you can add testimony to your disability showing how it impacts your work environment and daily living.

There is a lot that goes into documenting a disability in Michigan. To be sure you provide all of the documentation needed to ensure you maximize your opportunity for approval, talk to a Michigan disability attorney first. With our help, you can be confident in the application you submit. Call us today at 866-424-5063 to learn more about how we can help you.