What Kind of Evidence Will Be Used to Evaluate and Decide My Disability Benefits Claim?

August 8th, 2017 Social Security Disability
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Applying for social security disability benefits is a complex process that requires multiple forms of evidence to prove you are disabled, and the severity of your disability.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a five-step process in order to determine whether or not you are disabled. By evaluating ones symptoms, whether or not one can do past work, your education level, age, remaining capacity to work and much more.

 The type of evidence that is most persuasive in a disability claim is the evidence that comes from a treating doctor. It is even better if one has a treating doctor that is also a specialist, and then social security will weigh that evidence by looking at multiple factors including:

How long you have treated with your doctor

  • How frequently you have seen the doctor
  • Whether or not the doctor is a specialist

Objective testing is critical – a CAT Scan, MRI – these are more persuasive than an X-ray but having an X-ray is better than not having any testing done at all.

If you have been denied social security disability benefits, don’t give up. Call Disability Attorneys of Michigan at 800-949-2900 for a free confidential consultation. We’ll let you know if we can help you get a monthly check.

It is very difficult trying to get social security disability benefits on your own in Michigan. Call Disability Attorneys of Michigan for help.

You can speak with one of our disability professionals absolutely free. Ask us any questions, and we will work hard to get you the disability benefits you deserve. If we do not win your disability case, you owe us nothing. We only get paid if we win your disability benefits claim.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan works hard every day helping the disabled in Michigan get the disability benefits they need. If you are unable to work, contact Disability Attorneys of Michigan for a free consultation at 800-949-2900.

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