Social Security Disability recognizes Thoracic Outlet Syndrome when properly presented with your medical records as your disability. My wife won her SS Disability case easily, because she has documented her condition extremely well. She is now on Medical and it is a relief to get the care that Workman’s Comp is now refusing to allow. But we did do something wrong that cost us money and time to get the medical care she needs. What was it?
WE WAITED TOO LONG TO FILE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY. WE BELIEVED THAT SHE WOULD HEAL AND THAT HER DISABILITY WAS TEMPORARY. WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS FILE AS SOON AS SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TOS. THIS WOULD HAVE STARTED THE CLOCK RUNNING ON HER CLAIM. EVEN THOUGH THE DENIALS AND FILING FOR HEARING STILL WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. SHE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THERE SOONER AND GOTTEN CARE SOONER. YOU CAN ALWAYS STOP IF AND WHEN YOU ARE HEALED.
When Cyndy was awarded her claim, they SS Administration only goes back one year after the claim is filed. To get full coverage, file within one year of your injury.
We did not and lost two years of benefits. So if you have not filed for SS Disability do so now.
Phil La Puma, President and Director of TOS Society(TM) (TOSS)