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Medical Experts Can Support Your Social Security Disability Claim

Social Security Disability advocate Can Supply You with a Medical Expert 

A medical expert may become a part of your Social Security disability claim for many reasons. In some cases, your Social Security disability associate may bring in a medical expert to review your diagnosis and disability rating to make sure it is accurate and supported. In other cases, the Administrative Law Judge assigned to your disability case may call in a medical expert to review your evidence. It is important for you to have representation from an experienced Social Security disability advocate when your disability claim goes to a court hearing. 

Medical Experts Provided by the Court 

When the court brings in their own medical experts to review your Social Security disability claim, they are seeking an outside opinion to assess your disability evidence, which includes: 

  • your disabling condition exists and can be proven through medical evidence;
  • the impairment or impairments meet or equal a level of disability as established by the Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments;
  • the impairment limits your ability to perform substantial gainful activity;
  • the impairment began on or around a certain date as suggested by medical evidence; and
  • the impairment has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. 

These are the same points that must be proven in your initial Social Security disability claim in order to get the benefits. If you failed to provide adequate evidence to support your claim or received an unfair denial, you will need to work with your Social Security disability advocate to appeal the decision. 

Appealing a Disability Claim Denial with a Medical Expert’s Help 

If your Social Security disability claim is denied, you’ll want to seek the help of a Social Security disability advocate to appeal the decision. In cases where the nature of your disabling condition and the limitations and prognosis are called into question, it may be necessary to work with a medical expert to provide testimony on your behalf. 

For example, if your claim states that you can no longer work due to chronic back pain from a fall from a ladder at your previous job, you may need a neurologist to testify that you suffered nerve damage from the accident. The opinion and testimony from a medical expert that specializes in your specific disabling impairment is often more powerful evidence than testing and diagnosis from a general physician. 

Your Social Security Disability advocate Can Help With Medical Experts 

Whether you need a medical expert to help support your Social Security disability claim or you are appealing a decision made by the court’s medical expert, a disability advocate can help. Prior to this, you can read our free eBook: Disability Benefits: Secrets Social Security Won’t Tell You. 

At Disability Help Group our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. When you’re ready to get started, contact us to begin your claim. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.