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To be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) you must be able to prove that your disabling condition is current and continues to interfere with your ability to work full-time or on a consistent basis. To do this, you need to have medical records that document your current condition and treatment […]

What happens if you apply for  Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) and the disability examiner reviewing your file cannot find all your medical records? Let’s see. Expect an Examination. If the disability examiner cannot find current medical records (medical records that are less than 90 days old) showing that you were […]

If the Security Administration (“SSA”) feels it does not have enough medical evidence or sufficient recent medical evidence of a person’s physical disability when they apply for  Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”), the SSA will generally order the person to undergo a “consultative examination” (“CE”). This is a medical examination provided […]

Considering how important a treating physician’s opinions are when it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”)  applications, you may find it surprising to learn that sometimes the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) disregards your doctor’s opinion either in part, or completely. It doesn’t happen often, and when it does the Administrative […]

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”), you must document your current medical condition. But you also have to establish: the “onset” of your disease or impairment, that you regularly sought treatment for your condition, and that your disability or impairment is severe and long-lasting enough to prevent you from […]

Medical records are critical when it comes to applying for, or appealing the denial of, Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits. But not all medical records are created equal. There are some medical records that the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) finds “acceptable” and others that are “unacceptable.” Acceptable Medical Records. Probably the most obvious, the […]

Consultative exams (“CE”) are medical examinations of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) applicants. The exams are conducted by independent doctors who are hired by the Social Security Administration to conduct a one-time evaluation and provide a written report regarding their findings and conclusions.  These exams can be physical or psychological, or […]

Raise your hand if you love having surgery. Didn’t think so. But if you are applying to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”), refusing to have surgery could prevent you from being awarded benefits. Surgery, the SSA and You. While there are exceptions to every rule, […]

No doubt about it: your treating doctor’s medical records and support of your Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits application goes a long way with helping you get the benefits you need. But what weight does the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) give your treating doctor’s opinion of your condition when it is making its “disability” […]

Medical Treatment During Your Social Security Disability Case By Andrew DeLaMare, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. A common problem that most individuals run into when applying for Social Security disability benefits is not being able to receive ongoing medical treatment. We have seen as disability lawyers in Salina, KS, that this stems primarily from the fact […]