The bad news is the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made some changes. With obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits just got a lot harder to meet their definition of disability. Yet, not all changes are negative. But SSA has made some material revisions to long-standing provisions. That will make it harder to meet SSA’s definition of disability.
Here are some tips to help you through the Social Security Disability (SSD) appeal process.
- Go online to the Social Security Disability Blue Book Listings for your impairments. At https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm
- When you find the listing of your impairment or Impairments. Then print it out.
- Google articles or foundations about your impairment or impairments. Then print it out.
- Look for other publications about your impairment or impairments. Then print it out.
- If you are in dire need for your Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits? Then write a letter and mail or fax it to your local Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
- If you can’t get any answers about your Social Security Disability appeal case from your local ODAR. Then call the ODAR Office and make an in-person appointment. That way you can get all your questions answered about your SSD appeal case.
- Also, you can call the National Customer Social Security Disability at 1800-772-1213. To make an appointment with your local ODAR Office.
Social Security Disability Benefits Just Got a Lot Harder!
In the past treating physician give more weight than other providers for claimants. Including opinions of physicians hired by SSA for consultative examinations.
In fact, SSA provided more weight to the treating physician’s opinion. Because physician has a personal longtime relationship with the claimant. It will be the best source to issue an opinion as for the claimant’s limitations. Yet it seems logical to assume a treating physician will know about their patient. Then an SSA medical provider.
I hope these tips help you with your Social Security Disability appeal case.
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