Many people will work on your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim. Social Security Administration staff review your application and approve or deny your claim. Vocational experts may provide a decision on your ability to work. Your medical providers also have a lot to do with your SSDI claim.
Provide Medical Records
To be approved for SSDI benefits, you have to prove your disability claim. One way to do this is through your medical records. You can submit copies of medical records with your application. The Social Security Administration staff will also obtain records as they assess your claim.
Your doctor has likely already evaluated your medical condition before you filed for Social Security Disability benefits.
Your doctor may also complete a Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) Assessment. This form describes how your disability affects the type and amount of work activities you can perform.
During the application process, an independent physician will perform a Social Security disability medical examination. This doctor is not employed by the SSA or by you. The tests used to evaluate you vary depending on your disability.
Writes Reports and Recommendations
Your medical providers will report their professional opinions back to the Social Security Administration during the application process. In addition, the doctor who performs your disability medical exam usually takes notes and submits a report to the Social Security Administration.
What Can I Do to Help my Medical Providers?
Talk to your medical providers. Let them know you will be filing a disability claim.
Keep all your appointments and follow your doctor’s orders. Failing to do so could lead to a denial of your claim.
Be honest and give complete information. Otherwise, your doctor will not be able to provide an accurate assessment of your condition.
Never get confrontational with a doctor. This is especially true of the independent physician who conducts your disability examination. Stay calm and patient.
A Disability Attorney Can Help Every Step of the Way.
A Social Security Disability Insurance case may take as long as 32 months if a reconsideration and appeal are needed. Applicants without legal representation may make mistakes throughout the process, further delaying a decision.
For a free consultation with an experience Social Security attorney, consult with an attorney at The Law Offices of Martin Taller. Call us at 714-385-8100 or use our convenient Contact Form. We assist clients through Southern California from our home office in Anaheim.