If your doctor just makes a statement that you are disabled that is generally not enough for you to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits or SSI. What happens is Social Security evaluates the medical records that the doctor writes down when you go for visits or if you’re hospitalized or if the doctor sends you for a test and they order the results of those tests, they looked at your hospital records and they try to decide whether what’s indicated in those doctors notes, hospital records or lab reports are sufficient to show that you are so physically or mentally disabled that you probably cannot work for 12months.
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Social Security Disability Blog Posts:
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Social Security Disability Definitions
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Social Security Disability FAQ:
Can You Collect Social Security Retirement and Disability at the Same Time?
In most cases, you cannot collect Social Security retirement and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) at the same time. You may, however, qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if you
What Are the 3 Most Common Physical Disabilities?
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Can I Get Temporary Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits?
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Can Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income Benefits Be Paid Retroactively?
Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be paid retroactively. Supplemental Security Income benefits cannot. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) offers retroactive benefits to cover