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Importance of medical care in your SSDI claim

Medical treatment may help either prevent or treat certain medical issues. In cases where you seek to claim Social Security disability benefits, it may also help in securing financial assistance.

Proper medical records and care are essential to a successful SSD claims. Take a look at its impact and components to fully understand its relevance to your case.

Onset date

Medical care is essential to proving an onset date for medical issues that qualify you for SSD benefits. If you do not seek proper medical care at the onset of your symptoms and receive a diagnosis later, you may receive decreased award amounts or may not qualify for the benefit at all. Seeing a physician regularly and sharing any issues, helps to create a paper trail that you may reference for your claim.

Record types

For the purpose of an SSD claim, medical records must have certain components. Some of the main components include:

  • MRIs
  • X-rays
  • Test results
  • Nerve studies

These are a few of the possible options. Any other tests or studies that a physician completes in relation to your condition may be relevant for a claim. A knowledgeable attorney can help to determine and collect the right evidence.

Record components

The Social Security Administration has a strict process for determining disability. Proper medical records may be essential in meeting those qualifications. You want to be sure that your records meet the three main criterions:

  1. Accurate
  2. Timely
  3. Sufficient

If the records provide accurate and sufficient information on a clear timeline, you may be able to obtain faster determinations on your claims. To aid in this, you should select and seek treatment from a primary physician who you trust.

This is a quick breakdown of the importance of medical care. In order to get a full understanding and make the right determination for you, take some time to investigate the SSD process and speak with a knowledgeable professional.

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