Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jackson Mississippi Disability Lawyer Explains The Importance of Medical Evidence in Disability Cases

Medical evidence is the single most important information that is considered in the disability claim process. This evidence usually comes from the doctors who treat the Claimant.

The Social Security Administration's rules require that medical evidence come from "acceptable medical sources." Acceptable medical sources include:

(a) Licensed physicians;

(b) Licensed psychologists;

(c) Licensed optometrists (eye conditions only);

(d) Licensed podiatrists (foot and ankle conditions only);

(e) Qualified speech pathologists (speech impairments only).

SSA places the most emphasis on medical evidence that it receives from doctors who have treated the Claimant. After all, these witnesses have the most in-depth knowledge of the Claimant's medical condition.

If you have questions or need help with your disability case, please contact Mississippi disability lawyer Curt Crowley by using the contact form on the right of this page. You may also email Curt Crowley directly at curt@thecrowleylawfirm.com. We will respond to you within 24 hours. There is no charge for an initial consultation.