Claims for Social Security disability are proved and won through supporting medical records. Without supporting medical records showing both the nature and the extent of a claimant’s disability, their claim is almost certainly going to be denied. Medical Records should be obtained directly from your medical providers going back at least to the time that you allege your disability started – and probably some period before. Medical records are generally obtained by sending a written request and release to each provider’s office. Once obtained, records must be sent to Social Security.In addition to records from medical providers documents can be used to support your case. This is especially true for children who may rely heavily on school records including IQ, speech, or other testing results. Other less formal records might also be submitted as evidence including reports from teachers, school assignments, letters from employers, and the like.
With your medical records, especially and tests, procedures, and medications you’ve taken to treat your condition. If you have a hearing before an administrative law judge you will get the chance to tell the judge about your medical conditions and how they affect your life. If you have to appeal beyond a hearing, you will prove your case by explaining - in writing - how the administrative law judge got your case wrong.
Social Security’s release form, Form 827, allows Social Security to get copies of your records to help them decide whether you are disabled. This release allows Social Security to get all kinds of records. They will use it to get medical records, but could also use it to get school records, unemployment compensation records, and other employment and income information.
It can be. Though most often a sign that they may not have enough medical records to rule you disabled without sending you to one of their doctors. Always show up for your scheduled examination with a Social Security doctor, be truthful, and answer their questions honestly - don’t minimize your symptoms. Many cases are won based on the report of the Social Security doctor.