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How Your Doctor’s Opinion Can Help Your Claim

  • Published: July 1, 2013

Your treating doctor may have some questions for you and your Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyer about what role he or she will play in your claim. Doctors are often asked to provide supporting opinions or evidence for disability claims. You can consult your Ocala, Florida Social Security disability attorney regarding how this will help your claim.

What Kind of Information Must Doctors Provide?

The functional capacity form asks for a large number of details regarding your ability to work, and your doctor may wonder whether they are all necessary. The Social Security Administration asks for such detailed information in order to get an accurate sense of your ability to perform work-related activity. This information is especially useful for them at the hearing stage, where they may hear testimony from vocational experts about the jobs that might be available to you. Your Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyer knows that these details often mean the difference between winning and losing.

Your doctor in Ocala might not be able to answer the questions on the form with a simple “yes” or “no.” If this is the case, have your doctor to explain his answers in the margins. The more information given to the SSA, and the better explanation provided by your doctor, the more weight will be given to your doctor’s opinion. The SSA sometimes decides that such forms are not complete without additional answers written in the margins. Have your Ocala, Florida Social Security disability attorney explain this to your doctor.

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If you have more questions about the role your doctor can play in your disability claim, contact an Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyer at the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300.

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