What type of evidence from a doctor can help prove you are disabled?

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