Medical Treatment List and Social Security Disability Insurance
The most important factor in the determining process of your application to receive SSDI benefits is the evidence you provide. You will need to show that you will be unable to work for at least 12 consecutive months due to an injury or a medical condition. You will need to provide the Social Security Administration with both accurate and current medical records from all doctors or healthcare providers who have been treating you.
Depending on the medical condition or injury, the information required may vary, but certain information is required regardless of the condition. You will want to have this information recorded by the doctor treating you on a residential functional capacity form, commonly known as an RFC.
The most important part of the evidence you provide will be records of your functional limitations. This is a major role in determining your ability to work specific jobs or types of employment. You will want to obtain all medical records regarding your condition and have them ready to submit along with your application for SSDI benefits. This means that you will need to have this information in order and ready before you apply.
The medical reports you submit must be no older than 60 days. While a letter from your doctor is not always considered medical evidence if it provides strong evidence of your disability and physical limitations it should be included with the rest of your documentation. It is not uncommon for a Doctor to charge a fee for filling out a lengthy RFC, but when it comes to determining your case it is well worth the money spent.
You will need to receive a medical report from each doctor or medical specialist you have been treated by. You will want as much detail as possible about your disability or condition and exactly how it affects your ability to work and the limitations it has created in your day-to-day life.
Because of specific requirements on documentation put in place by the Social Security Association, it is usually beneficial to have the assistance of an attorney when gathering and preparing the information to be submitted. Because of their experience with the matter, they will be more aware of which information provides evidence for your case and which information could have a negative effect. An attorney is often able to speed up the process by receiving important information and documents from doctors and medical facilities.