How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay
Medical records for SSD or SSI disability application
Medical records are a critical part of every Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income disability (SSI) disability determination. Social Security Disability examiners like to have at least a 12 month longitudinal medical history for their disability determinations, however they do not have to have it for their decision.
Social Security requires disability examiners to have current medical records for a disability claim no older than 90 days when making their decision. If you do not have any medical evidence or your have medical evidence but have nothing current, the disability examiner may schedule a consultative examination(s) for the current status of your disabling condition or conditions. These are, for the most part, short cursory examinations performed by medical professionals who are paid by Social Security to provide the bare minimum of medical evidence to make a disability determination.
There should be no doubt in your mind that it is an advantage to have your own medical evidence from doctors who are familiar with your disabling conditions and how they affect your functional ability. Your disability claim may even be helped by sporadic visits to a doctor or your local hospital. You may still be sent for a consultative examination but your will have medical evidence from other sources in your disability file as well.
If you are disabled and unable to work, it is understandable that you do not have the money for medical treatment. This is a conundrum for people trying to be approved for disability.
1. How far back will Social Security look at medical records?
2. Winning disability with the right medical evidence
3. What evidence will help your disability case?
What is the Social Security Disability SSI list of impairments?
Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?
How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?
Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved
What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?
What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Receiving a Disability Award Letter
Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability
Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
Applying for disability in your state
Most popular topics on SSDRC.com
Social Security Disability SSI Questions
The listings, list of disabling impairments
Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?
Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials
How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?
How to apply for disability for a child or children
Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application
Filing for disability - when to file
How to apply for disability - where to apply
Qualifications for disability benefits
How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits
Qualifying for Disability - The Process
How to get disability for depression
Getting disability for fibromyalgia
SSI disability for children with ADHD
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability
Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions
Social Security Disability SSI definitions
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
New and featured pages on SSDRC.com
Who can help me file for disability?
Can I get short term Social Security Disability?
What is the difference between receiving back pay for SSD and SSI?
Filing for retroactive disability benefits
Can I get both Social Social Security Disability and SSI?
SSD lawyer pay when they win the case
Can I get Retroactive SSI Disability Benefits?
Can I apply for Social Security Disability while on workers compensation?
If you are on Social Security retirement can you file for disability?
Do you have a better chance of being approved for disability with a physician's statement?
Does Social Security contact your employer when you apply for disability?
When should I seek representation for my disability claim?
Can I collect on my spouse’s VA disability and my SSDI?
If I apply for disability will they cut my husband’s disability?
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
Permanent Social Security Disability
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
Who is eligible for SSI disability?
Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.
The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.
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