- Your annual Social Security Earnings Statement. This shows the amount of your Social Security Disability benefit. You should receive a copy every year around your birthday, but you can request an additional statement here.
- Copies of your tax returns and W-2s since the date you became disabled, if not before.
- Disability insurance plan document and summary plan description
- Correpondence from your employer. If you receive anything in writing about your performance, keep a copy. Any awards or praise can be used to show how well you performed before your disability affectedyour work. Any disciplinary action can be used to show why you are no longer able to work at a satisfactory level.
- Copies of your initial application for insurance coverage
REMINDER: DO NOT THROW OUT OLD PAPERWORK. IT MAY BE RELEVANT TO YOUR CASE OR CAN HELP PROVIDE PROOF OF YOUR CLAIM.
Copyright (c) 2008 by John V. Tucker and Tucker & Ludin, P.A. All rights reserved. For assistance with your Long Term Disability claim, ERISA Disability benefit claim, Social Security Disability claim, or Veterans Disability compensation or pension claim, call Disability Lawyer John Tucker at (866) 282-5260.