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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 individualís 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 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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  • SSDRC Homepage:

    Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center

    The Most Basic questions about Getting Disability Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work

    Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

    Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

    More Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

    Common Questions about Social Security Disability and SSI

    Winning Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    The SSI Disability Benefits Program

    Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs

    Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews

    Social Security Disability SSI System and Benefits for Children

    Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative

    What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials

    Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney

    Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits

    Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability

    Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children

    Disability Benefits through Social Security

    Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

    Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records

    Filing your claim for disability benefits

    Eligibility for receiving disability benefits

    Resources on this site

    Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions

    Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

    The SSDRC Disability Blog

    For Individuals living in North Carolina

    Disability in North Carolina

    North Carolina Disability Lawyer

    Getting disability in North Carolina

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    Filing for Disability- what to bring to a disability interview when you apply
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    How do you get an SSI disability application and Claim started?
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    Get a qualified disability attorney, lawyer in Texas

    Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

    Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

    These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

    Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
    How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
    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?
    How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
    How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
    Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
    Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria