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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 disability.

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 work activities?
  • 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!