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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Disability Tip of the Week: Taking Medication

When prescribed medications by your doctor, it is important to be compliant. If you do not take your prescribed medications, the Social Security judge or the Long Term Disability insurance company may view your claim unfavorably because you did not follow your doctor's orders and take the medication you were supposed to. They may claim that your condition is not as serious as you report it to be since you do not take your medications.

If you are not able to take the prescribed medication, ask your doctor to write clearly in his or her notes why this is the case. For example, if you find out that you are allergic or have unpleasant side effects, this should be clearly written in your medical records.

Likewise, if you do not have the money to fill a prescription, you should make every effort to seek help from social service organizations for assistance. Again, if you are unsuccessful and still cannot obtain the medication, make sure your doctor is writing this information down.

REMEMBER: Take your prescribed medications. There are many organizations that can help you afford your prescriptions.

Copyright (c) 2008 by John V. Tucker and Tucker & Ludin, P.A. All rights reserved. Any content borrowed or referenced from another source is referenced by citation to the original source as noted in the text above.

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