The important role of medical evidence in SSD claims

Feb 27, 2022 | Social Security Disability

You’re filing an SSD claim because you believe you are disabled. You’re not going to be able to work, but the Social Security Administration does provide benefits to those who need them. This is a program that workers pay into in the United States, and they can then use when they qualify.

One of the most important things that you can do during this process is to gather the proper evidence. The more medical evidence you have of your condition, the stronger your case may be. In fact, the SSA says that this evidence is the “cornerstone of the disability determination.”

Evidence gives validity to the claim

The problem is that, in the eyes of the Social Security Administration, many people may feel like they cannot work when they actually can. The government is trying to sort those who can still work – even though they may have limitations – from those who have no hope of working at all.

Medical evidence can help back up your claims that you can’t work and show exactly why. For instance, you may claim that you have limited mobility and it keeps you out of the workplace. If you have documents from your physician showing that you suffered a serious back injury that left you disabled and unable to walk, that puts your claim about mobility issues in a new light. It shows the severity of this situation, and that reflects on your ability to work and your need for those benefits.

If you want the best possible chance of your claim being accepted, you need to know how to get the right evidence in place. You also want to know about all the legal steps to take at this time.