Developing The Medical Record
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Get The Help You Need In Developing The Medical Record

During the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, a person will quickly learn how much goes into the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) decision of your benefits. When you are collecting the evidence that supports your claim, you need to be as thorough as possible, especially with your medical record.

Our team here at Brod Disability Law offers our North Carolina clients comprehensive guidance through every step of your application. We know the SSA looks at every impairment that you have before making their decision, which is why it is so important to properly present them in your medical record.

What We Look For In A Medical Record

The documents that you submit to the SSA are known as the “administrative record,” which must have every physical and mental impairment that you have, as well as the assessment and/or diagnoses from your doctor. Without this documentation, the SSA will not accept it as proof of your condition.

The goal of our work with you is to gather the truth of your condition and present this information to the SSA on your behalf. The SSA may send you for a consultative medical examination to determine your condition, but you can also work with your regular doctor to obtain new tests if a further diagnosis may explain the symptoms.

Even if your problems started out as a physical injury or disease, it is crucial that you also see a mental health professional to confirm or rule out any depression, anxiety, or other mental illness. While this practice may seem irrelevant, mental illnesses are commonly developed along with physical ones, and common practice is to check for them. A thorough medical evaluation is important if you are seeking a successful claim.

Our Guidance Can Make All The Difference

If you are looking to present your medical record to the SSA for your claim for SSDI/SSI benefits, make sure you get it right the first time. We are ready to guide you to gather all the important information in your case, so contact us today to get things started right. You can email us here, or call our offices at the numbers below:

Our attorney stops at nothing to earn the benefits you need to survive, and we are ready to fight for you, too. We offer free initial consultations to our clients to make the first step even easier, so act today to protect your tomorrow.