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Social Security Disability SSI and Prescription Printouts

I came across this question in a forum: If I am applying for disability, do I need to send in my medical records and, if so, do I need to include pharmacy printouts.

Regarding medical records, ideally you should submit these with your social security disability or SSI application and, further still, you should submit medical record updates with your appeals. If you have an attorney or non attorney representative by the time your claim has been denied, you can generally leave the task of record gathering up to this individual.

Regarding prescription printouts, no, you shouldn't need to send these in simply because they don't really provide medical evidence. I have seen instances in which an administrative law actually requested that pharmacy printouts be submitted---but this was probably because the judge wanted to see if the SSD or SSI claimant had actually been compliant as to the medications that had been prescribed (and this indicates, to my mind, a judge who is looking to deny a claim, never mind the fact that many claimants would love to be in the position of being able to obtain every med they've been prescribed but can't due to no longer having health insurance).

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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 provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

My Social Security Disability SSI appeal status
Disability back pay, how it works
Eligibility criteria requirements for disability
Qualifying requirements for disability
Decision on disability case, are you eligible for a disability award
When is a Person Considered Disabled by Social Security?
Forms to appeal a Social Security Disability denial
Permanent disability benefits
How to qualify for disability with depression
If Social Security sends you to a psychiatrist
Disability denied twice
How to claim disability
How many times will Social Security deny you?
Applying for Disability with high blood pressure
Will my children get benefits if I get approved for disability?
How much time for a decision on a disability claim?
Can you work if you get an SSI disability check?
How to File for SSI
Filing for disability, how to apply for SSD, SSI
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
How to get disability
How to appeal a disability denial