Working With Doctors On Disability Claims
The Importance of Medical Documentation and Evidence
The success or failure of any claim for SSD or SSI benefits, hinges on the medical evidence and documentation provided to the Social Security Administration (SSA). But because the SSA’s rules and evidentiary requirements are not exactly what you might call “easy to understand” — critical mistakes which essentially doom a disability claim from the start are not at all uncommon.
To avoid those kinds of mistakes, hire an experienced disability attorney who you know will put in the time and effort it takes to work closely with your doctor in trying to obtain SSD or SSI benefits on your behalf.
Be completely honest with your doctor and always follow your doctor’s orders. If you walk away from reading this Web site with nothing else — take those two pieces of advice to heart. My name is Michael G. Myers and as an attorney, I can help you get the SSI and SSD benefits you deserve. For a free consultation regarding your disability claim or appeal, call or contact my law offices today.
The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
As a lawyer, I work with my clients’ doctors not because I want them to lie or change their medical opinions. I work with them because I need them to understand how the SSA works and what they are looking for in terns of medical evidence and documentation.
The thing is, the SSA is very picky about how medical impairments and effects are described. In other words, the doctor who has been treating you and who truly believes that you can’t do any work for at least a year, given your condition — might write down those observations or state medical opinions in such a way that they accidentally give SSA wiggle room to deny the claim.
The bottom line here is that I know how to explain the rules and show doctors where the pitfalls are so that this kind of thing doesn’t happen in your case.
All Disability, All the Time …
There Is No Fee Unless You Receive Benefits
My law firm handles claims for SSD and SSI benefits on behalf of people throughout the central Indiana region. Schedule a free consultation with me today by calling either of the telephone numbers above, or by completing a short online contact form.