If you are seeking Social Security Disability benefits, you should maintain an ongoing relationship with your doctor because your disability claim will be evaluated on the basis of your medical records. Even though your past medical records indicate that you are disabled, there must also be current medical records that uphold this evaluation. If you don’t receive regular, ongoing treatment, an examiner/judge will have no basis for evaluating your claims. That’s why it is imperative that you continue to see a doctor even if you lose health insurance coverage. In that case, you should go to a free clinic or other available medical facility.
The more you know about the benefits process, the more likely you are to receive the benefits.
HINT: Even if you technically qualify for more than one type of Social Security benefit, you can only collect one.