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Will a Disability Attorney in Florida Help You Obtain Your Medical Records?




 
Ideally, your disability representative, who can be an attorney or a non-attorney representative, should get his or her hands on all the medical evidence that's available in order to help bolster your claim for social security disability or SSI. After all, disability claims are won on the basis of proving that a claimant has the sort of functional limitations (which can be mental or physical or both) that make it impossible to work and earn a substantial and gainful income. And functional limitations are borne out by what is indicated in the medical evidence.

Unfortunately, though many disability representatives will advance the cost of records (translation: pay for the medical records upfront and, later, when the case is done, ask you to reimburse them for the cost), not every disability representative, or disability lawfirm, or non-attorney representation company will do this.

Of course, having to pay the upfront costs for gathering records can be a significant burden for many claimants, particularly since the income and resources available to a person filing for disability is negligible at best and nonexistent at worst.

At the same time, however, for disability representatives in Florida who handle a large number of claims annually, with standing caseloads of several hundred cases, the cost for obtaining records can be significant. Nonetheless, how your prospective representative handles the acquisition of medical records may be a question that you wish to ask about before you actually sign an SSA-1696 form to authorize them to represent you and a fee agreement that entitles them to be paid from your backpayment should you win disability benefits.

In practically all cases, however, a disability representative that takes a case before a Social Security Judge will have prepared the case by obtaining medical record updates (from a claimant's medical treatment that has occurred after their last disability claim denial and up to the point at which the hearing occurs). Very often, the representative will also have obtained a statement from at least one of the claimant's medical treatment sources. This statement, in support of the case, can be referred to as an RFC, or residual functional capacity, statement, but it is more correct to call it a medical source statement.

Medical source statements obtained from physicians (and psychologists) can be instrumental in winning disability claims. Good statements will include the physician's opinion's regarding the claimant's current functional capacity and restrictions in a variety of functional areas (mental or physical).















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General questions about getting disability in Florida

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The disability decison process in Florida

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Who makes the disability decision in Florida?

Will I Be Evaluated For Both SSDI and SSI in Florida?

The Florida Disability awards determination process

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Filing applications for disability in Florida

Applying in Florida, the criteria to qualify for Benefits

An application for disability in Florida will be time-consuming

Filing for disability in Florida is not easy

What are reasons to file for disability in Florida? When should you file for Disability Benefits in Florida?

Starting an application for disability in Florida

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Disability Lawyers and Representation in Florida

Getting a disability lawyer in Florida

Representation on a Social Security Disability Claim in Florida

Do I need a Lawyer for My Florida Disability Hearing?

Social Security Disability Attorney Fee - What a Disability Lawyer in Florida can be Paid

How do Disability Lawyers in Florida get paid their fees?

Finding a lawyer for a Florida disability claim

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Applying for SSI in Florida

Applying for SSI disability in Florida

Can you receive Social Security Disability and SSI in Florida?

Applying for SSI Disability for a Child in Florida




Doctors, medical records, and medical exams

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SSDI and SSI disability applications in Florida and Doctors

Social Security Administration Medical Exams in Florida




Disability hearings in Florida

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Getting ready for a disability hearing in Florida




Disability denials in Florida

What if you are denied disability in Florida and do not get the notice?

If you are turned down and denied for disability in Florida

If your disability is denied in Florida, file an appeal quickly

Why did I get Denied on my Florida Disability Request for Reconsideration?




Disability appeals in Florida

If you are requesting an appeal in Florida

Social Security Disability and Appeal options in Florida

Do you have to appeal your Florida SSD Claim over and over?




Qualifying for disability in Florida

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