At Freedom Disability we get a lot of calls from people who are out of work, have no health insurance but think they have a medical condition that could qualify them for Social Security disability insurance benefits.
Unfortunately, a key component to every Social Security disability application is medical history supported by written documentation from medical treating sources. You can still pursue your disability claim but, more than likely, you will be required to undergo a Consultative Exam (CE) by an SSA-contracted medical professional to verify that your medical condition meets SSA’s eligibility criteria. Without extensive documentation from treating sources, it could take a lot longer for you to get approved.
If you haven’t seen a doctor in a while because you don’t have or can’t afford health insurance, there are two Web sites from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services that can help you now and before you decide to apply for disability benefits.
If you need a doctor, find a health clinic near you by searching online at www.hhs.gov.
Or, if you want to know what options you have for getting health insurance, HealthCare.gov can help you find programs to meet your current needs.
Keep in mind also that once you become a Freedom Disability customer you will have exclusive access to other programs and services to help you get through the disability approval process.