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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.








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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.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.