Medical Records for Social Security Disability

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Winning a claim for Social Security disability is all about developing the proper evidence. In order to make a disability determination, Social Security needs current, accurate medical records from medical providers accepted by Social Security (for example, MDs and DOs). While the particular test results and documentation required can vary by medical condition, there are certain types of records that must always be in a disability applicant's file. And of all the medical evidence provided by doctors, details on the applicant's functional limitations are the most important, and it's most helpful when doctors record these limitations on a RFC (residual functional capacity) form.