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A question about including medical reports with the application for disability
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Question: Should medical reports from AFTER an applicant's date of last insured be included with the application for any reason? If so, why? From what I can tell, any medical information after the date of last insured will not be considered in making the decision. Thank You!
I am not sure if you are considering a Social Security disability only claim or a concurrent claim--meaning both Social Security disability (SSDI)and Supplemental Security Income disability (SSI). Date last insured only affects Social Security disability claims.
However, sometimes medical evidence past the date last insured can indicate an onset of illness earlier than the date last insured. Therefore, if you have some medical evidence it does not hurt.
If you are applying for both SSI and SSDI, you should most definitely include medical evidence after your date last insured. SSI does not depend on use of a date last insured, since it is based on need, not insured status.
I hope this answers your questions, if not please feel free to send another email.
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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
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Criteria to Qualify
Who qualifies for disability? - Qualifying is based on evidence of functional limitations
Medical Disability Requirements for SSD and SSI
The non-medical Disability Requirements for SSD and SSI
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply for?
What are the Social Security Disability, SSI Requirements For How Disabled You Have to Be?
What types of information is Social Security Disability looking for?
Proving Functional Limitations and why this is Important on a Disability Case
Applying for Disability - Rules and Requirements when you Apply