Required Forms for Denver Social Security Disability Benefits
When trying to obtain disability benefits, it is important to work with an experienced attorney who can be trusted to provide valuable insight regarding the required forms for Denver Social Security disability benefits. A lawyer can advise you on the information needed for completing these forms as well as any changes in the law which might affect your case. For more information, reach out to an experienced attorney today.
Adult Disability Report (Form 3368-BK)
The Adult Disability Report Form 3368-BK focuses on medical conditions, work history, education and training, treatment, the specifics of the disability, and the doctors who have treated the claimant for such disability and what tests have been run on the claimant in relation to the disability. The purpose of this form is to give the Social Security Administration as much information as they need to make a well-informed determination of the claimant’s disability.
This application is then submitted to the Disability Determination Services. This section of Social Security completes an initial evaluation based on medical records, jobs, education, and other factors in the claimant’s background to determine if the claimant is eligible for disability benefits. In a majority of cases, Disability Determination Services would probably find that the claimant is not disabled, and the claimant may have to apply for reconsideration. If they are still turned down, the claimant may have to request a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Work History Report (Form 3369-BK)
Work History Report Form 3369-BK goes into specific detail about the jobs the claimant has had in the 15 years before they became unable to work because of their illness, injury, or condition. For each specific job that an applicant lists, they would have to provide details about each of those jobs including the rate of pay, whether they used machine tools or equipment, whether they were required to walk, stand, sit, climb or stoop at their job, and how many hours each day they were required to do those activities.
They will also be asked whether they are required to lift and carry, what the heaviest weight they lifted on the job was, and whether they supervised people. This type of information helps the Social Security Administration determine whether a person would be able to perform any of their past work.
If the Social Security Administration determines that a claimant is able to perform one of the jobs that they previously performed, the claimant would be deemed ineligible for disability. In a similar fashion, in one of the next sequential steps in the determination, the Social Security Administration would try to figure out if the claimant can perform any job in the national economy. This form would tell Social Security whether the claimant is qualified to perform any job that might be related to a job that the claimant previously performed.
Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration (Form 827-BK)
That form authorizes the Social Security Administration to obtain medical records from the claimant’s past doctors and/or current treating doctors. Social Security, in an attempt to determine what a person’s disability is, would review in detail all of the claimant’s medical records regarding treatment for any and all of the disabilities that the claimant claims to have suffered from. The main purpose of this form is for Social Security to be given permission to obtain all of the claimant’s medical history.
Benefits of Hiring a Legal Professional
There are many benefits that come with hiring an attorney to help with submitting forms to the SSA. One of the primary benefits is that you would have someone with years of legal experience at your disposal. A lawyer’s understanding of the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act allows them to meet stringent deadlines and assert the right claims on your behalf. To learn more, or to get started on a case, schedule a consultation today.