Social Security Disability Medical Evidence
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Social Security Disability (SSD) is designed to provide financial benefits to you if you are disabled.
If you apply for disability you are at a huge advantage if you understand how the process works prior to your hearing. Throughout the appeals process, the Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC offers experienced, diligent counsel and assistance to help you obtain your benefits.
What medical evidence do you need to prove your case?
To obtain Social Security Disability, you must establish that you have a disabling medical condition and that your condition prevents you from working.
To establish your case, you must provide medical evidence that clearly describes your condition and how it affects your ability to perform basic activities such as sitting, standing, walking and lifting. Your records must come from physicians who are considered acceptable medical sources by Social Security.
Acceptable medical sources defined by the SSA include the following:
- Licensed physicians (medical or osteopathic)
- Licensed or certified psychologists
- Licensed optometrists (for visual disorders only)
- Licensed podiatrists (for impairments of the foot, or foot and ankle only)
- Qualified speech-language pathologists
Necessary medical evidence includes:
- Reports regarding physical examination, diagnosis or treatment
- Labs or other test results, including x-rays, MRIs, blood work and other tests
- Medications and dosages
Medical Evidence is Vital to Winning Your Case
If you present your Social Security Disability case with an accurate and complete medical history your case should not be denied for lack of information.
To obtain Social Security Disability, it is essential that you treat regularly with a qualified physician and that your doctor’s observations regarding your condition are clearly and accurately noted in your records. Without a thorough, comprehensive medical evaluation, it is unlikely that your claim will be approved.
If you have not been able to see a physician, we can help close the gaps in your medical history and possibly get you to a doctor who will see you. We can also help you explain to the judge at your hearing why you may have gaps in your treatment.
We help you present your case in the light most favorable to you, up to and including the ALJ hearing. Adequate preparation is the key to winning any Social Security Disability claim.
Speak with experienced Social Security Disability attorney in Gainesville Today
Serving clients in Levy County, Gilchrist County, Columbia County, Union County, Bradford County, Putnam County, Dixie County, Lafayette County, Suwannee County and Gainesville, the Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC offers high-quality legal assistance and dedicated service throughout the Social Security Disability process.
We offer evening and weekend appointments and will travel to you if you cannot visit our office. Contact us online or at 352-264-1910 for a consultation.