Will Your Claim Be Denied if You Don’t Follow an Aggressive Treatment Plan?

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An issue that frequently comes up in Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) cases is a claimant’s medical treatment plan. The Treatment Trap. As we have frequently noted in our blog, it is always important for disability claimants to seek regular medical treatment for their conditions. This is important not only for the health and wellbeing of … Read More

If You Have a Mental Condition But Do Not Take Medication for it, Will You Be Denied SSDI Benefits?

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One important aspect of qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) is that you must seek treatment for your condition and you must follow your doctor’s orders. If you do not, your failure to do so can be grounds for denying you benefits. So, if you have a mental condition and do not take medication for … Read More

Which Disability Listings Require You to Have Surgery?

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When you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”), while there are times when you can refuse to have surgery and still may qualify for disability benefits, in some cases you must have surgery in order to qualify. Disability Benefits and Surgery. It is always important for you to seek regular medical treatment and follow your … Read More

3 Good Reasons for Not Following Doctor’s Orders.

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Generally, you go to a doctor to get advice and medical treatment. So why wouldn’t you follow your doctor’s prescribed orders? Failure to Follow Prescribed Treatment. When it comes to applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”), refusing to follow your doctor’s orders can negatively impact your application. Unless, that is, you have a very good … Read More

Can You Refuse To Have Surgery And Still Get Disability Benefits?

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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, in general, if you are … Read More

Is Treatment Necessary? SSA Disability Medical Records.

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Is Treatment Necessary? SSA Disability Medical Records. By Aujsha Weeden, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. The best way to build an effective medical record in order to establish that you are disabled is to regularly seek medical treatment. Regular treatment can depend on the condition and it’s severity, but seeing your doctors for medical treatment is important. Unfortunately, many claimants … Read More

Medical Treatment and Your SS Disability Claim

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Medical Treatment and Your Social Security Disability Claim By Mike Wolter, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Medical treatment for your conditions is the single most important part of your application for disability. The rules and regulations that Social Security uses place a heavy emphasis on your medical treatment when evaluating your Social Security disability claim. First, they require your conditions … Read More

Social Security Disability and Complete Medical Documentation

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Social Security Disability and Complete Medical Documentation By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C.   As a Social Security disability attorney in Overland Park, KS, the most difficult part of my job is helping people understand that there is a difference between reality and the medical documentation in the evidence. This is critical to understand because the reality that … Read More

The Importance of Medical Treatment

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The Importance of Medical Treatment By Kelsey Young, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C.   As a disability attorney in Kansas City, MO, I can assure you that in order to have a successful disability claim, it is important to seek medical treatment throughout the entire process and beyond a favorable decision.  To be found disabled, one must prove that the … Read More