How Do I Obtain Support From My Doctor for a Disability Claim? The advocates at Wright & Wright, America's Social Security Disability Firm® discuss factors related to medical support for filing a claim.

SAN ANTONIO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When applying for Social Security Disability, it is vital that applicants receive assistance from their doctor in the form of documentation of their disability. Because doctors often lead busy lives due to the nature of their work, it can be challenging to get the needed supporting documentation such as letters or forms that can help with one's case.

When seeking help from one's doctor with a disability case, a doctor will usually submit to a patient's request to provide them with needed information when asked. However, it is important that one spell out exactly what is needed with regard to how detailed documentation should be so that the evidence provided is given proper weight by the Social Security Administration. The following are four of the most important elements that should be outlined in written documentation from a treating physician:

  • What is the applicant's diagnosis, or what is the nature of their disability? 
  • What are the applicant's physical limitations caused by their disability? 
  • What are the applicant's mental limitations (if applicable) that may be attributed to their disability? 
  • How long is the applicant's disability expected to last? 
  • What objective test results are available to support the applicant's physical limitations?

A Social Security Disability attorney or advocate can help obtain the required medical documentation needed for a claim for SSD or SSI. Wright & Wright, America's Social Security Disability Firm® is available to provide effective advocacy for those seeking professional support filing a claim at any stage of the process. Individuals may contact the firm today to request a free evaluation or consultation with a professional experienced in matters pertaining to Social Security law.

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Wayne Wright Wright & Wright, 888-960-7734,

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