Everyone knows that medical evidence is important, but what medical evidence do you need?

Most people are fully aware of how important medical evidence is for getting approved for Social Security disability, and in our last blog, our Social Security attorney in Louisville talked about the specific medical evidence you’ll need. So far, we’ve talked about medical history, clinical findings and diagnosis; keep reading to learn about more medical evidence that you’ll need:

#4. Prognosis and Response to Treatment

Your physician will need to provide their treatment plan, the prognosis of the treatment plan and, finally, your response to the treatment plan. Not only will this give evidence as to how treatable your disability is, it also shows the SSA that you are participating in treatment and trying to get healthy.

#5. A Statement Regarding Your Impairments. 

If you are an adult who has a physical disability, this statement should describe your ability to perform any activities relating to your job, which could include:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Carrying
  • Lifting
  • Handling Machinery
  • Speaking
  • Hearing
  • Traveling

On the other hand, if you are an adult who has a mental disability, this statement should describe your ability to understand, remember and carry out specific instructions from your supervisors, coworkers, etc, as well are your ability to cope with everyday pressures in the workplace.

Now that you know what medical evidence you’ll need to prove your disability, it’s time to learn about who can provide this medical evidence. Learn about the acceptable sources of medical evidence when you stay tuned for our next blog.