A good measure of competence and reputation is needed upon anything which concerns legality and authenticity of records. In case you are a claimant for a Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, your claim will be evaluated using your medical records. Thus, having a competent and respected doctor is most advisable in order to provide necessary authenticity and substance to your claim!
First and foremost, having a doctor to conduct a regular and updated medical treatment on your person is very important in order that your claim gain sufficient attention and consideration. Evaluating a disability claim takes quite a lengthy procedure, and each record presented by claimant is severely inspected. It is but proper for your physician to be advised never to be limited and too lenient on facts concerning your disability. Your physician must also be aware that even if past medical records indicate your disability, an examiner or judge will never approve your recent claim without current medical records to support your claim and your past medical records.
Take your time winning interest of your doctor about your claim. Once your doctor diagnosed your treatment and believes that your condition is disabled, you must have him as an ally in order to support your case in writing. Primarily, it is your doctor who knows extent of your disability. Request for a detailed statement regarding your conditions.
Getting a competent and objective supporting statement from your doctor, or even having him complete a Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) form on your behalf could give you a good chance of reducing processing period of your disability claim. RFC forms, particulary, which are used by DDS examiners, could carry great weight at hearings held by Administrative Law Judges.
More possible than not, you might lose your medical coverage before your claims are approved. There is still a solution! Try to be seen at a free clinic, county health department, or emergency room. These treatment sources may not be as reputable as having a personal doctor, but these are better than having none at all. Or give it a go at your state's Vocational Rehab department. Very often, VR can assist claimants in getting certain testing and examinations paid for. Though this is always for purpose of developing a VR claim, VR counselors are usually willing to supply these records to a claimant's representative as well.