What kind of medical documentation does the Social Security Administration consider when determining my eligibility for Social Security disability benefits?
All of the pertinent medical records obtained by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or supplied by your attorney/representative should be considered by the Social Security Administration in determining your disability. Upon initial application, it is important that you inform the Social Security Administration of all medical providers that can support your claim for disability. If you are being scheduled for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), as your hearing approaches, your attorney or representative will attempt to get all recent medical documentation. Along with your progress notes, MRI’s, EKG’s and various other supporting medical documentation, your Social Security disability lawyer might also supply your physicians with a Physical/Mental Residual Capacity Assessment, or perhaps a questionnaire confirming your disabling condition.