Having Difficulty affording medical treatment?
THere are free clinics and social security disability resources in your area.
Medical documentation is an essential part of the Social Security Disability claims process, if you have been unable to afford treatment, please seek out free clinics in your area. If you have been denied for Medicaid or Medicare you can still receive treatment through other sources in the community for a nominal cost or in some cases at no cost. Judges with the Social Security Administration will take into consideration inability to afford treatment in regard to your claim and lack of medical treatment; however, you must be able to show that you attempted to receive treatment from a free or low cost facility. If you have a hearing before a Judge and have not had recent medical treatment, you will be asked if you have attempted to seek treatment through a low cost or free clinic. If you have limited or sporadic medical treatment and you have not attempted to seek treatment through one of these facilities, it could negatively impact your claim. Although you will not be automatically denied benefits for lack of treatment, it is critical to show that you did attempt to seek treatment while your claim was pending
Many free clinics have long wait lists, thus it is important to get established with a clinic before your case is scheduled for a hearing.
Please see below to find a free/low cost clinics in your area:
Please call the Lowery Law Group Serving Charleston and South Carolina at 843-991-0733 if you would like to discuss your claim.