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What “Medically Determinable” Means

  • Published: June 24, 2013

What exactly is meant by the term “medically determinable impairment?” What does your physician’s opinion of it mean to the Social Security Administration (SSA)? An Ocala disability attorney¬†can answer these questions, as well as tell you how they affect your claim.

Ocala Disability Attorneys Are Aware of How the Social Security Administration Views Impairment

You may be happy to know that the SSA has a practical approach to what it considers impairment. If a physician can diagnose patients accurately by looking at more than just their symptoms, the SSA nearly always agrees that such a patient does indeed have a medically determinable impairment. In other cases, a patient simply explaining their symptoms is enough to warrant this determination. An Ocala disability attorney can help you if you want to know the likelihood of being found disabled based on your symptoms alone.

Ocala Disability Attorneys Know What the Social Security Administration Expects From Doctors

Ocala disability lawyers are often asked if doctors are expected to know the exact legal meaning of disability, as defined by the SSA. Fortunately, the SSA does not require this. In fact, the SSA expects physicians to have no working knowledge of what makes someone legally disabled.

Talk to an Experienced Ocala Disability Attorney

The legal definition of disability, according to the SSA, can be difficult to understand. Learn more by talking to an experienced Ocala disability lawyer who can walk you through the process of your claim. Contact the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Claudeth Henry

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