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Medical History Plays a Significant Role in Receiving Benefits

  • Published: May 20, 2013

Those looking to apply for Social Security disability benefits must provide a medical history of incapacitation. An Ocala Social Security disability attorney may be able to help an applicant assert his or her medical history both on the benefits application and at a hearing presided over by an administrative law judge.

Medical History Requirements

An applicant must be disabled for at least 12 months in order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Therefore, an Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will gather an applicant’s medical history and other medical information to construct a disability timeline.

An Ocala Social Security Disability Attorney May Gather Specific Information

A Social Security disability attorney can best do his or her job by investigating a client’s medical diagnoses and treatments. For instance, a disability lawyer may ask:

  • When an applicant first experienced his or her injuries
  • Whether the applicant returned to work following the injuries (if the candidate did return to work, a disability attorney may ask about the type of work, the number of hours worked, etc.)
  • What treatments the applicant has received or is currently receiving
  • The effects of any past or ongoing treatment

Testimony About Medical History

Most of the time, an applicant will not need to testify about his or her medical history because the administrative law judge will have read through the applicant’s medical records prior to the hearing.

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Don’t wait to contact an Ocala Social Security disability attorney at CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC if you have a medical history of disabilities. Call now at 352-304-5300.

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