If you have been paying attention to our blogs, then you will know that medical evidence is key to building your disability case and receive disability benefits. Many new clients that come to us are unsure of how to build medical evidence for Social Security Disability cases, so in this article, we will be taking a closer look at how that process works and how to make sure that you are taking the proper steps to ensure that you can receive Social Security disability benefits.
How To Build Medical Evidence For Social Security Disability Case
So, how do you go about building medical evidence? What steps do I need to take to begin this process?
See A Doctor
To begin the process of building medical evidence for your case, you need to be seeing a doctor or near equivalent medical professionals and health care providers. You need to be receiving treatment for your conditions for there to be any medical evidence.There are certain conditions that will require different or multiple specialists. For mental health, you are most likely seeing a psychiatrist AND a therapist. This means that you are able to pull from both specialists, as therapy records do count as medical evidence.
Coordinate With Lawyers
The next step in building medical evidence for your case involves your attorney or law firm. Your disability law firm is responsible for making sure that all of your medical evidence is collected for your case. There are a number of things that need to be collected for your case file to illustrate your inability to continue working.
Types of Medical Evidence
- Notes from your visits to the doctors or other health care providers
- Reports from any diagnostic studies
- CAT scans
- Blood work
- Any other types of tests
In some cases, disability law firms are able to receive additional reports from doctors about your limitations. These are important reports because they spell out what problems there are that will keep you from being able to work.
Medical evidence is key to receiving disability benefits, so make sure that you are working with a law firm that will properly obtain your evidence and use it for your case.
About Disability Associates
Our team at Disability Associates views our clients as more than just another case. We build genuine relationships with each and every one of our clients to ensure that they are comfortable during this stressful time. We value honesty, good communication, and compassion, and implement these values with every client we have. In building these relationships, our clients trust that we will provide competent representation and will do our best to get them the Social Security benefits they deserve.