Q I was denied benefits because of problems with my medical evidence. Why is this so important in my Massachusetts SSA disability application? What do I do now?
Complete, correct and up-to-date medical evidence is probably the most important thing you need to receive Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits. This actually makes sense, as your medical condition is what will ultimately qualify you.
But, SSA requirements can be very complicated and confusing when it comes to winning your claim. You should consider hiring a competent Massachusetts disability attorney to help you sort out the many pieces of evidence you need and help you get the needed paperwork you do not already have.
One of the main reasons SSA disability claims are denied is a lack of medical evidence. You must have enough of this evidence to prove you are unable to work. Generally, this includes:
- A complete record of all the medical treatment you have received in connection with your condition.
- You will also need medical evidence that you are prevented from working as a direct result of your condition.
- In addition, your medical records should reflect the fact that you will not be able to work for at least 12 months or that your condition will result in death.
- You are expected to follow your doctor’s orders for your treatment. You should be getting and taking the medicines you are prescribed and participating in any kind of physical therapy recommended. And, of course, this must be documented.
- You should also be sure to show up to any and all medical appointments with SSA doctors.
At Keefe Disability Law, we provide effective legal representation to many disabled people in Massachusetts, as well as in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. We can help you too. Call us today toll free at 888-904-6847 or fill out the confidential form on this page to get the advice you need. We also offer you a free book, 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Social Security Disability Claim. Order it today.