Seeking Medical Support for Your Social Security Claim
Your Social Security disability application must contain medical evidence in support of your claim that you are not able to work because of a disability. Otherwise, even though you are really unable to work, your application could be denied.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our attorneys will work with your doctor to gather the evidence in support of your claim. In addition to obtaining all of your records, we will ask your doctors to answer questionnaires that we specifically tailor to establish your eligibility for benefits.
Contact us to set up a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. We serve clients in the Buffalo NY area.
Understanding the Importance of Complete Medical Records
In order to qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, you need more than a doctor’s opinion that you are totally disabled or unable to work. You need specific evidence of your limitations in your physical, mental and emotional functioning.
Your doctor is probably not a lawyer. We are. We know what information to request from your doctor in order to support your Social Security disability claim.
In recent years, Social Security has changed its’ rules to make it easier for them to ignore the opinion of your treating physician, even when your doctor says you are disabled. Our attorneys understand these rules and will work with your doctor to properly document his or her opinions so that Social Security cannot ignore them.
Using Your Doctor as a Resource to Increase Your Chances
Our attorneys and staff are experienced at communicating with doctors to explain the type of documentation we need to support our clients’ Social Security claims. Getting complete and detailed information regarding your limitations can dramatically increase your chances of getting benefits.
Your doctor is a valuable resource. Social Security rules say that your treating physician’s opinion should be given greater weight than the opinion of any other doctor.
Our firm will make sure you take full advantage of your relationship with your doctor by working with him or her to obtain medical evidence in support of your claim. Contact us to discuss how we can help you increase your chances of success.