Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Your Doctor and Your Disability Claim

One of the most important parts of your claim is your doctors. Your treating doctors are even more crucial than having a good lawyer. If your doctor feels you are disabled and is willing to help with your claim you have a great start to winning. Social Security gives special weight to treating doctors if their opinion is well supported by the medical evidence. If they have a specialty in treating your condition they are given even more weight. If you have a good RFC or report from your treating doctor that details your limitations that prevent you from working and that opinion is supported by the medical evidence it is very hard for Social Security to deny you.