Document, document, document. Keeping a copy of a job search log is paramount. If your claim is denied, it may be many months before you ever get to a hearing and you will not be able to remember where you’ve looked for jobs, what activities you’ve done, and so forth. It is best to document everything that you do so that you will be able to refresh your memory and testify accurately. Put a date and time on all documents. Also, if the vocational rehabilitation counselor notes that you were documenting everything, she will know that you are prepared to contest any allegation that you might not be cooperating with her. Remember to document job searching as well as job interviews. If you look for a job, you need to document that just as much as if you fill out an application. This ensures all your efforts are documented.
MAKE A COPY OF EVERYTHING!
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