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
For Social Security Disability Remember to Give Accurate Dates of Treatment
For all Social Security Disability Determinations, the Social Security administration must have medical treatment information, or they must obtain some kind of current medical information to make their disability determination.
If you want your disability claim to have the best chance of winning an approval for disability benefits, you need to provide information about all of your medical treatment sources including their names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of treatment. The more relevant medical information that disability examiners get from physicians who have actually treated you, the better the chance of your being approved for disability.
If an individual does not have any medical treatment or their treatment was in the past, it is likely they will have to attend a consultative examination, or consultative examinations, with a physician paid by Social Security.
Often these examinations are short evaluations that do not necessarily address an individual’s medical impairments with any kind of thoroughness. They are simply done to give Social Security Disability examiners enough medical information to make a medical disability decision. They are not meant to provide any kind of treatment or advice for the disability applicant.
So it is in your best interest to provide Social Security with your medical treatment sources and your best guess as to the dates your were treated by the medical source. Social Security needs this information so they can try to locate your medical records. Without medical records, your disability claim may be decided on a short cursory examination that says very little about how disabling your disabling condition or conditions are.
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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?
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Who can help me file for disability?
Filing for Disability- what to bring to a disability interview when you apply
What types of information is Social Security Disability looking for?
Get a Social Security Disability or SSI Award
How do you get an SSI disability application and Claim started?
Why does Social Security or DDS disregard my doctor's statement supporting my case?
What are the qualifications for disability in Texas?
How much can I get from Social Security Disability in Texas?
Get a qualified disability attorney, lawyer in Texas
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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