Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Disability Advice Tips
How long do cases take?
How to win Disability
SSD Mistakes to avoid
Disability for Mental
What if you get denied?
How to file Appeals
Disability through SSA
SSI Disability Benefits
Disability for Children
How do I qualify for it?
Working and Disability
Disability Award Notice
Disability Lawyer Q&A
Disability Conditions List
What is a disability?
Your Medical Evidence
Filing for your Disability
SSD SSI Definitions
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SSDRC Disability Blog
Are Older Medical Records Useful for a Disability Claim? You bet
I made a post to the facebook page for SSDRC.com which discussed the value of having social security view your older medical records. Someone made the following comment--
"Gee thats funny they told me I couldent use older records".
The tone of the comment, combined with the fact that person was unable to spell the word "couldn't" told me all I needed to know. Just the same, I responded with the following:
Recent records (not older than 90 days) establish that a person meets the definition of disability...as of now. However, to establish "onset", i.e. when you became disabled, you need older records.
To get the most favorable onset date and to get the most in back pay, the older the better. Also, the farther back you establish onset, the more likely it is that you can dispose of the 5 month waiting period for social security disability benefits and also dispose of the 24 month waiting period for medicare benefits which come with SSD, but not with SSI--with SSI you get medicaid.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
How much money will I get for disability if I get approved?
SSI back pay benefits
Can a letter from a doctor get you approved for disability?
Can You Get Approved For SSI or SSD Benefits if you Have A Mental Condition
Check your SSDI and SSI claim status
Can you get disability for ankylosing spondylitis?
Social Security Disability denied for the second time
Do you have to go to a mental exam after applying for disability?
How does age affect a Social Security Disability or SSI case?
Applying for disability based on stroke, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and fatigue
Filing for disability with congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy
How social security evaluates attention deficit
How to file for disability in Oklahoma OK
Time to get a scheduled disability hearing date, or court date
Can you file for disability with Hypothyroidism?
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
How to claim disability
Disability claim appeal status
How to get you Social Security Disability status
How does a person qualify for disability benefits?
How do you Apply for SSI?
How Much Income Can you Earn If you draw Social Security Disability?
Can you work if you get SSI?
How long will you get disability after an award notice?
If You Get Social Security Disability or SSI, Will Your Dependents Get A Check?
Social Security Disability denied
Time on a Social Security Disability Decision
How to apply for disability for a child or children
Denied Twice For SSD or SSI Disability, What Do I Do?
f I get disability will my children receive benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI - Retroactive Benefits Vs Back Pay Benefits
How long do you have To Be Out Of Work Before You Get Social Security Disability (SSD)?
How to file for disability and medical conditions
What Does Social Security Consider To Be a Disability?
When does social security consider you eligible for disability benefits?
Qualifying for disability benefits with the social security administration
How to get disability
Will I be approved for disability on my appeal?
How to appeal a disability denial