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SSD: What are medically determinable impairments?

Those in Anaheim who suffer from a disability may want to apply for disability benefits, to help make ends meet financially. However, in order for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to approve a Social Security disability claim, a certain set of specific criteria must be met. It can be greatly difficult to know what qualifies and what doesn't -- and the legal nuances involved can prove to be very complex. Often, it requires the careful examination of the situation before it can be determined whether a person has a valid Social Security disability claim. Attorneys in Anaheim are available to assist with this process.

One important term in Social Security disability cases is what is called a "medically determinable impairment." For the aforementioned SSA requirements to be met, it must be proven that a person has a medically determinable impairment. In other words, they must have an impairment that can be proven by what are considered medically acceptable laboratory and clinical techniques. Physiological, anatomical or psychological impairments must be backed by medical findings.

It is not enough to just list out the symptoms they experience. A claimant must provide evidence, which can be a difficult process. Sometimes, it requires going in for additional testing. Other times, it may require contacting doctors or other medical professionals who are qualified to provide this data. Gathering the evidence can be a very important step in the Social Security disability process.

However, it is not a step that claimants need to undergo alone. Navigating the legal complexities of Social Security disability claims can be challenging. Thankfully, there are legal professionals available who can help claimants make sense of the process. Successfully completing a claim can help those who suffer with impairments cover the everyday costs of life and hopefully get their needs met.

Source: ssa.gov, "Part 1 - General Information," Accessed on March 27, 2017

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