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Why it is Necessary to Seek Treatment/Evaluation from an “Acceptable Medical Source” when Pursuing Social Security Disability

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In the evaluation of your disability claim, the Social Security Administration will evaluate the day-to-day limitations caused by your medical conditions only after confirming that your medical conditions have been correctly diagnosed under their rules. The diagnosis of your medical condition(s) must be confirmed by a diagnosis from an “acceptable medical source”. Under the Social… Continue Reading

Should I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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The Social Security Administration uses a five-step process when deciding whether an individual’s medical condition will establish eligibility for disability benefits. At each of the five steps, if a claimant does not meet the specific requirements of that step, the claim for benefits may be denied.  The five questions asked by Social Security are:  … Continue Reading