Many people in need of Social Security Disability Benefits hesitate because they are afraid of the daunting task of having to go get all of their medical records. They may have had experience with other social service programs, like Bridge Cards or Unemployment, which require tediously running around and trying to get copies of things like leases, electric bills, or pay stubs.
Unlike many of these other programs, Social Security actually does the work for you when it comes to gathering your medical records. All you have to do is tell Social Security where you have been for medical treatment and Social Security will do the rest! Social Security will contact your doctors, pay for copies of your medical records, and sift through them for relevant information.
So, when considering whether it is worth it to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, be sure to remember that most of the heavy lifting is done by Social Security.