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What Medical Evidence is Required by Social Security Disability?

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2016 | Uncategorized

Social Security disability benefits are benefits offered by the United States government in order to assist individuals who need considerable help meeting their daily and long term needs. Two programs offered by the government are the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs. These are two of the Federal programs that give help to individuals who have incapacities. In particular, Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

Medical Evidence To Prove Disability

Medical evidence is required for Social Security disability (or SSI) cases. This medical evidence can come in many forms, including notes from physician’s examination and treatment, records from mental health treatment, information from bloodwork, as well as reports from imaging studies like MRI, CAT scan, and X-rays. Appropriate medical evidence may significantly lessen or eradicate the necessity to provide additional evidence to the Social Security Administration (SSA). This will lead to faster resolutions on your entire claim.

You need the following medical evidence for your claim:

Timely Records – You need recent records so they are relevant to your current medical situation. In general, the SSA prefers records that are not more than six months old.

Accurate Records – You need to properly define your illness in accordance to the criteria of conventional medical sources.

Sufficient Medical Records – You need to submit records that contain enough correct documentation sourced from adequate medical sources that will enable the SSA to form a medical determination independent of any other professional in regards to the medical judgment about the type and seriousness of the medical circumstances you are facing.

Tulsa Social Security Disability Attorney

If you have a disability and are unable to work, Social Security disability claims are necessary for you to gain the financial support and assistance you need. Contact Frasier, Frasier and Hickman, LLP, today for a complimentary consultation by calling 918-779-3658 or contact us


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