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The Role of Medical Evidence in Social Security Disability Cases

The Role of Medical Evidence in Social Security Disability Cases

Applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits requires careful attention to detail. The majority of SSD claims are denied at initial filing, so avoiding any mistakes is essential for your approval. Additionally, compiling relevant medical evidence to back up your case can make all the difference when the time comes to approve or reject your claim.

Why Medical Evidence Is Important

Verifiable medical evidence serves as the backbone of every Social Security disability claim. Since you are claiming that you are unable to work for a living, you must provide medical evidence to back up that claim. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will thoroughly review all of your records to verify their legitimacy and accuracy, and that they are sourced from acceptable medical professionals.

SSA-approved medical record sources include:

  1. Licensed physicians
  2. Licensed psychologists
  3. Licensed optometrists
  4. Licenses/certified speech therapists
  5. Licensed podiatrists
  6. Documents/records from hospitals and professional health facilities

It will take more than a single statement from your primary care physician for the SSA to approve your claim. Usually, a combination of medical records, evidence, and statements will be ideal for your claim to go through. You must also ensure that your medical records are up=to-date, so they align with your current health status.

The Importance of a Social Security Disability Lawyer

The process of filing for SSD benefits can be a long, energy draining process, especially if you must file multiple times. Although it is possible to successfully file an application on your own, first time approval is much more likely with an experienced attorney helping you throughout the process. Trust the lawyers at Lanzotti & Rau to help you expedite the Social Security disability claims process and pursue legal action to receive compensation for your disability.

Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are filing for SSD benefits in the Missouri area, turn to the professionals at Lanzotti & Rau for help. Our team can assist you in gathering the necessary medical evidence so you can quickly file your claim and receive your temporary or permanent social security disability benefits.

To learn more about our Social Security disability legal services or how we handle our cases, call us today at 573-335-9300 and schedule a free consultation.