Treatment History as a Factor in Qualifying for SSD

November 1st, 2013

Many factors are considered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in its determination of a claimant’s disability. The medical records documenting the treatment history are examined to understand the nature of the impairment, but, as a San Jose disability attorney can explain, the age of the claimant is a critical factor in the SSA’s evaluation.

How to Handle Questions About Your Medical History

April 9th, 2013

At your disability hearing before an administrative law judge, you might be asked questions about your medical history—or you might not be. If the judge has all your medical records from doctors, hospitals, and other relevant personnel who have treated you, the judge may decide to let your records speak for themselves.

Multiple Sclerosis and Social Security Disability

July 19th, 2012

Claims for Social Security Disability benefits are often difficult to prove under the very strict Social Security rules. A diagnosis alone does not necessarily mean that the disorder as manifested in any particular individual will meet or equal Section 11.09 of the Listings of Impairments and will result in an award of benefits.