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How Do Medical Records Affect My SSDI Claim?

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You can only qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if your disability makes it impossible to be gainfully employed long term, and that's what you're attempting to show the Social Security Administration when you apply.

The Social Security Administration tries to use all your medical information to gain a picture of your disability. If you're missing records from a doctor, hospital or clinic, the SSA might not be able to prove you're disabled or document the severity of your disability.

This makes your medical documentation very important. You want to provide all medical records from at least the time of the injury, and ideally before the injury ever occurred.

If you've seen multiple medical providers or been to various facilities for treatment, there can be a lot of follow-up to make sure everything gets where it needs to go in a timely manner. The confusion surrounding multiple files and documents is one of the reasons many applicants get denied after their first attempt.

If you're denied SSDI on your initial claim, the Social Security Administration should provide you with a reason why you were denied. You do have the ability to appeal this decision. Our attorneys can help you navigate the appeals process. You have limited time to file the appeal, so contact us right away to discuss your situation.

Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.

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