What Is A Social Security Disability Medical Consultant?

Social Security Disability benefits are designed to help those who have suffered medical conditions that prevent them from working, but who determines eligibility?

Many people believe that if their doctor has diagnosed their condition and medical evidence of the diagnosis can be provided, they should be approved for benefits. However, this isn’t the case. Doctors can’t determine if people are eligible for Social Security Disability—only Social Security Disability medical consultants can make these determinations.

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a medical consultant is a person who makes disability determinations for the agency. Most are licensed physicians, but many are trained in specific areas of medicine and meet the requirements of their specialty areas.

They make their determinations based on the standards for the medical conditions outlined in the SSA’s Blue Book.

This is why it’s important to have a Social Security Disability lawyer examine your case prior to filing for benefits. A lawyer can help make sure the evidence and documentation presented in your filing is likely to meet SSA requirements.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have worked with thousands of Social Security Disability applicants, and we know how to navigate the SSA’s application process. Find out how we can help you by calling our legal staff at (800) 477-7315.

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