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When you want to file a Social Security Disability claim, the most important tool you will need are your medical records. Your medical records will serve as the most vital piece of evidence to back up your claim, and largely what the SSA will use to determine if you are eligible for benefits. The following are some things you need to know about your medical records and SSDI benefits.
What Constitutes Medical Records?
Your medical records are made up of a variety of information compiled by your medical providers. The records can include notes made by your doctor, therapists, and other providers. There should be information on your condition and how you were diagnosed. Your test results, lists of surgeries, your doctor's notes on test results, and X-rays.
If you claim is based on mental health, the notes made by your therapist during your sessions will prove that you are currently undergoing regular treatment for your disability. This helps the SSA decide on how severe your condition is and whether or not they see you as disabled.
What If You Undergo Treatment After You Have Submitted Your Records?
You need to have as complete a medical file as possible when you go before the Administrative Law Judge. If you have to undergo in any additional treatment while you are waiting for your hearing and you have already submitted your medical records file, contact your attorney right away. He or she will know the proper protocol to update your medical record file after submission. Do not simply let it slide because you assume it is too late. The new treatments could have a major impact on the SSA's decision to award you benefits.
While you are waiting for your hearing, keep a list of any medical treatment you have. Provide this list to your attorney. He or she will cross check it with what you have already submitted. Your attorney will then request any missing information needed to complete your file.
What If Your Attorney Simply Cannot Obtain the Records in Time?
Although an attorney will be persistent, there are cases where it is not possible to get the necessary records in time for the hearing. If this happens, your attorney will file the necessary paperwork with the judge which helps increase the likelihood he or she will consider your records after your hearing.
If you need to know anything about medical records for an SSDI hearing, be sure to contact your local Social Security disability insurance services.