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Medical Source Statement for Social Security Disability or SSI



 
Medical source statements can be helpful to an individual’s disability claim if they contain the evidence SSA needs. Medical source statements should include:

1. Diagnosis
2. Clinical results (i.e. mental or physical exam results)
3. Prescribed treatment with a prognosis and response to treatment statement
4. Lab findings (i.e. blood work, blood pressure, MRI testing, x-rays, etc.)

Lastly, it is invaluable to your disability claim for your physician to provide a statement that gives an opinion as to what you can still do in spite of your disabling condition or conditions. The statement must be based on the above mentioned factors and should include a description of your ability to perform work related activity, such as, walking, standing, sitting, carrying, hearing, seeing, speaking, lifting, carrying or handling objects, and traveling.



If you have a mental impairment your psychiatrist or mental health professional should include a statement as to your ability to understand instructions, remember and carry out those instructions, and your ability to appropriately respond to coworkers, supervisors, and work pressures in a work setting.

If you are filing for disability for a child, the physician should include a description of your child’s functional limitations with regard to motor function, learning, communication, socializing, completing tasks, and self-care activities. If you child is an infant age birth to age 1, the statement should describe their response to stimuli.

Also see: How does a Medical Source Statement (RFC Form) help win a Social Security Disability or SSI Claim?

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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.

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