The navigation of Social Security Disability Insurance claims is never easy. However, it is less daunting if all the required documentation accompanies the claim. New Jersey workers who suffered injuries or contracted illnesses that make returning to work impossible for periods exceeding one year may submit SSDI claims. 

 Medical information 

Providing a list detailing symptoms and complications that caused disability is essential. However, the accompanying documents must be comprehensive. Applications must enclose CT scans, x-rays and results of other diagnostic tests, each with an explanation to explain how the tests were used to reach the diagnosis. 

Treatment history documents 

The next phase of the claim deals with medical treatments provided, and the documented proof is required. These could include surgical procedures, therapy and medications. Along with the documents showing treatment history, the doctor could add estimated future treatment requirements. 

The applicant’s medical history, visits to the emergency room and receipt copies to show personal payments for medication are all necessary. These documents should all be verified and signed by a licensed medical doctor. 

Other non-medical documentation 

SSDI includes coverage of non-medical financial expenses like lost wages as the result of a debilitating injury. Attach the following documents to the SSDI claim: 

  • Bank account statements 
  • Paycheck stubs 
  • Form SSA-3369 — a history report showing employment over the past 15 years 
  • Detailed skills and responsibilities for each job 
  • Employments gaps explained in the appropriate section of Form SSA-3369 
  • Additional information related to particular duties and skills of the applicant 

Anyone in West Caldwell or elsewhere in New Jersey is advised to learn what information and documents to include in their SSDI claims to avoid delays or denied claims.