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Hello, I’m Cooper Geraty, from the Virginia disability law firm of Geraty, Holub & MacQueen, PLC. I’ve been a lawyer for thirty years and through that time a number of common issues have arisen that seriously affect people’s ability to win their Social Security and Veterans Administration claims. I’d like to share some of those with you.

First, it’s extraordinarily important to make sure that you obtain medical care and stay in treatment and follow your doctor’s advice. If you’re unable to afford treatment you should consider contacting one of your local free clinics who may be able to provide the service and also refer you to the specialist you need.

Second, be very careful completing the Social Security Administration and Veterans Administration forms. These forms are crucial to your claim and the answers you provide on them can be the difference of winning and losing your claim. If you smoke cigarettes try to stop. You may want to contact your doctor and ask if your doctor can provide you assistance and medication or other kinds of treatment to help you cease smoking.

Finally, if you have been involved in any drugs of abuse such as cocaine and marijuana or excessive alcohol use, you should try to seek treatment immediately to stop this use. Also if you’re taking strong prescription pain medications make sure you take those as your doctors have advised them.

Finally, contact an experienced attorney who is familiar with the technicalities of Social Security and Veterans administration law to assist you in your claim. I’m Cooper Geraty, from the Virginia disability law firm of Geraty, Holub & MacQueen, PLC. Contact us at 855-282-7243 to see if we can help you with your claim.