Disability claim systems can be long, arduous journeys in paperwork and fact finding. Whether you're using a broad compensation system such as Social Security disability or looking for compensation through the Department of Veteran Affairs, the trials and tribulations of long wait times and lost documentation is enough to discourage anyone. Don't give up; with a few techniques for making resubmittals and appeals much easier, you can reduce stress and speed up the claims process.
Keep A Robust, Digital Network Of Information
You'll need more than multiple paper copies of your documents in order to keep the claims process running when mistakes happen at the claims office. The days taken to mail paperwork can be days closer to more bills and more pain without proper compensation.
Government organizations are required to stay modern in their information gathering process. It's a simple task to email or fax the scanned documents to the claims handling office, but you'll need to have the right technology in place.
The most basic equipment for converting information to digital format is a scanner. Most affordable printers are also scanners, with many devices selling for below $50 new. Scanning quality isn't a bargaining point, as scanning technology is already well beyond what is necessary for scanning pictures and documents for claims purposes.
If you're going to invest in a scanner, the only necessary expensive trait would be multiple page scanning. If you have a large medical record and want your own digital copy of the entire record, scanning one at a time may be too heavy a task.
Picture, Video And Audio Evidence For Disability Claims
Paper documentation may be the main, official form of evidence in a disability claim, but it isn't impossible to send a more vibrant form of documentation: pictures, videos and audio recordings.
Most mobile devices such as smartphones or tablet computers are capable of recording information and sending the information with a fairly simple process. Instead of using a painstaking process of emailing or transforming data to another place, most mobile devices have a single button that shows your options for sending the information.
Using a mobile device, you could record a doctor's visit with permission. If the doctor knows about the recording, he or she can make a better production of pointing out key areas that can shed some light on your disability and why your claim is valid.
After making the recording and taking a few pictures for information at a glance, you can return home or visit any place with wireless Internet. Free wireless Internet can allow you to send your information directly to the claims office's email address without looking for files. Just follow the device's instructions for pressing and typing the proper address.
For help with maintaining documentation in the digital world, contact a disability claims professional like Iler and Iler.
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