The presentation of medical evidence to support the existence of an impairment is a crucial component of the application process for disability benefits. Our firm has authored many blogs about the importance of submitting medical evidence, including articles addressing specific conditions and the submission of medical evidence as proof thereof.
The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants for disability benefits present all medical evidence from all sources in every disability case. We will assist in the collection and organization of medical evidence from all acceptable medical sources to establish the existence, duration, and severity of a disability.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) will deny disability benefits if there is insufficient medical evidence to prove that the condition impedes an applicant’s ability to work. Applicants who refuse to release medical records, provide requested necessary information, attend consultative examinations, and other medical appointments may have their application for disability benefits denied.
It is recommended that applicants for disability benefits move forward with the clear intention of fully cooperating with the SSA and any other involved parties. An applicant’s failure to follow prescribed therapy may be excused if reasons exist beyond the applicant’s control. One reason is the presence of a severe mental illness that limits or prevents compliance with the prescribed treatment.
An applicant may be limited from following the prescribed therapy as a result of other physical limitations. Acceptable nonmedical excuses for failing to follow prescribed therapy include an applicant’s religious beliefs, the treatment is unaffordable, or a second physician disagrees with the treatment.
One of the best ways to improve your chances of avoiding the denial of benefits is by retaining the services of a qualified Kentucky Social Security Disability attorney. Working with an attorney that is experienced in Social Security Disability cases ensures that you have the best chance of initially filing a successful disability application. Contact Sullivan Law Office today. We offer free consultations, so you have absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.