Working with Doctors
Proof of Your Disability from a Medical Professional
When you apply for benefits under the government's
Social Security Disability (SSD) program, you will need to show proof that you are disabled severely enough
to qualify. You will have to provide contact information for the medical
professional who assessed you, as well as medical records. Your doctor
will likely play a major role in whether or not you are ultimately approved
or denied for SSD benefits, considering the fact that your medical reports
will be used to determine eligibility.
We at The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can help you ensure that both you and
your doctor have the full information that is needed for a proper medical
evaluation and assessment to take place. Our Dallas Social Security Disability
attorneys can also assist you if you feel that your medical evaluations
were incorrectly documented, or incorrectly handled in some other way.
Questions Your Doctor Will Be Asked
While the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) checks your application
for basic eligibility criteria including your work history and current
work activities, it is the
Texas Disability Determination Services (DDS) office that will decide whether or not you medically qualify for SSD benefits.
This office asks your physicians for certain information concerning your
Here are some of the questions your doctor will be asked:
- What is the patient's medical condition?
- When did the condition begin?
- How does the patient's condition limit his or her activities, including
- What have the medical tests indicated?
- What treatment has the patient received so far?
The DDS office will not ask your physician to decide whether or not you
are disabled. However, the medical professional will provide information
crucial to the final decision concerning your case.
Effectively Working with Your Doctor
There are some doctors who might not be aware of the specific evaluation
criteria and documentation needed to give you the best chances of having
your SSD benefits application approved. Our attorneys, however, can help
provide your physician with the appropriate information he/she needs.
It could be helpful to have your physician write a detailed statement
of support for your application's approval or to fill out a Residual
Functional Capacity (RFC) form. This form helps determine what your functional
capacity is after physical or mental condition is taken into account.
It is also important that you correctly follow orders provided by your doctor.
If you feel that your physician or another medical professional made certain
mistakes during the evaluation process, did not provide you with a standard
level of care, or made an incorrect assessment about your medical condition,
we can help you contest any denials that occurred as a result. It is not
fair for you and your family to suffer because a medical professional
did not do his or her job correctly. We want to help you ensure that your
disability is being fairly considered.
Contact a Qualified Dallas Social Security Disability Lawyer
Don't hesitate to consult with one of our skilled lawyers at The Zendeh
Del Law Firm, PLLC. We are fully familiar with how the SSD
application process and the evaluation processes work and can provide you with the guidance
you are looking for.
Contact us so we can help you increase your chances of obtaining the financial support
you are looking for!