- What If a Doctor Says You Are Malingering (Faking) to Get Disability Benefits
- Can Social Security Ignore My Doctor's Opinion on Disability?
- Can You Send More Than One Doctor's Letter to Social Security?
- Why Your Doctor, the Treating Physician, Is Important for Social Security Disability
- What Do I Need From My Doctor to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
- Get Your Doctor to Write a Statement Supporting Your Disability Case
A good doctor can make or break your disability case. That's why it's important to see a doctor regularly, follow the doctor's treatment recommendations, and make sure the doctor provides the proper information to Social Security. Your doctor can help with your disability claim if he or she supports you.
Unfortunately, most doctors don't know what kind of information Social Security needs approve someone for disability benefits. You can help by learning about what information your doctor needs to provide (details about your functional limitations, preferably on an RFC form) and making sure your doctor keeps detailed records of all of your symptoms over an extended period of time. If you follow this advice, Social Security won't need to send you to a Social Security doctor.