How the Treating Doctor Can Help in Social Security Disability Cases

Posted on May 27, 2011 by cjblog

One of the best sources for supportive evidence in a Social Security Disability case is the doctor who is in charge of the treatment of your disabling condition. Your Ocala Social Security attorney will ask the physician in charge of treating the condition relevant to your case for an opinion in order to increase the likelihood of approval.

The opinion of your treating doctor can help your disability case in a variety of ways. According to the SSA, your physician is the doctor most able to detail a long-term portrayal of the different aspects of your condition, one that a one-time medical examiner cannot provide.

Information from a medical professional about the type, scope, frequency, and duration of your impairment; records and opinions on how well you are able to function; and the benefits and side effects of any treatments that you are receiving for the condition can, along with the expertise of an experience Ocala disability lawyer, be essential in proving your case.

Importantly, your physician can provide information about how your condition affects the amount of time that you are able to function when performing both everyday activities at home and daily tasks at work, which can demonstrate both the severity of your condition and the limits on your capacity to work.

If you are applying for Social Security disability benefits in the state of Florida, call (352) 304-5300 to get in touch with an experienced Ocala Social Security attorney at the CJ Henry Law Firm.

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