When it comes to filing a disability claim, the Social Security Administration relies on doctor’s records and medical evidence to determine whether or not you are disabled. When it comes to this, the SSA will request the records from your physicians but it should be your responsibility to make sure they receive all of your records.
Records You Need from Your Doctor
SSA will require documents from all the doctors who have treated you for your disabling condition. That means if you have multiple disabilities, you will need to provide all the medical records from all the different doctors who have treated.
Keep in mind that you do not need to provide the SSA will all of your medical history. Avoid giving them irrelevant medical records. For example, if the disability is mental health in nature, you do not need to provide records from your eye doctor or podiatrist as the information is not relevant.
Exact Information Needed
The exact information you need to provide the SSA depends on the nature of your claim. For example, we’re you to request disability insurance based on back pains, information from a orthopedic doctor, a neurosurgeon, and a physical therapist. From those doctors, copies of CT scans, x-rays, and MRIs to show any damaged must be provided. A report from a radiologist that describe their findings will need needed. Any surgical exams must also be reported along with a detailed physical therapy plan with your response to your treatment. The doctors must also provide their assessments when it comes to your ability to work.
The SSA has outlines with a number of conditions, that if when met, you qualify for approval. Their conditions are commonly called listings and your doctor feels your condition qualifies, they can fill out a form stating so.
Disability Insurance Claims in Los Angeles
Protecting your disability insurance is paramount to your health. At the Law Office of James T. Hudson, Mr. Hudson makes it a priority to educate his clients about their rights when it comes to insurance. For a free consultation, contact our office at (213)386-2747.