What type of evidence from a doctor can help prove you are disabled?
How Your Doctor Can Help
- The treating source rule – well supported opinions are given more weight
- A letter stating “my patient is disabled” is not enough
- “My patient is disabled because. . .” is more helpful
- What comes after the word “because” is what counts
- Medical opinions that you cannot perform functional activities (e.g., patient can stand no more than 30 minutes at one time) must be properly considered by SSA