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SSDI: Before You File Your Claim

Document How Your Health Conditions Affects Daily Living

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Consider keeping track of your health condition. For instance, appointments, symptoms and how it affects your daily life. For tips, see: How To Keep A Health Journal.

If you find it difficult to keep a journal, at least consider keeping an ongoing symptoms diary. In addition to being helpful to claim a benefit from Social Security, the diary will be maximize your time with each of your doctors.

Start keeping track of people who witness how your symptoms affect  your activities of daily living. You may want them to supply statements or affidavits about what they have witnessed. (To learn about the document you may ask them to sign, see: Affidavits And Statements From Friends, Family And Co-Workers

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