Using Medical Records in Your Denver Social Security Disability Claim
The Social Security disability claims process is a long, complicated journey. You and your treating physician will need to complete various important forms, records and reports, especially at the appeals and disability hearing level. Your Denver Social Security attorney can help you fill out the forms and determine what to provide and send to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) presiding over your Social Security disability hearing.
It is imperative that you help your Denver Social Security attorney in every step of the disability claims process by providing all the necessary documentation needed to reach a favorable outcome in your case prior to sending it to the SSA or ALJ. More specifically, it is crucial that you provide your lawyer with a copy of the following:
- Any forms completed by your treating doctor(s) for anything related to your disability claim;
- Any forms sent by the SSA to be completed either by you or by your physician(s); and
- Any forms sent by the ALJ regarding your disability hearing.
Your Denver Social Security attorney is here to help you win your claim. Do not send any documentation to the SSA without your lawyer seeing it first.
However, you do not need to provide all forms, documentation, and records to your disability attorney. For instance, you do not have to get any medical records or reports unless specifically instructed by your attorney. You also do not need to send the “Acknowledgement of Notice of Hearing” for your disability hearing—you can send it directly back to the ALJ without your lawyer having to review it.
As a general rule of thumb, you should never send anything to either the SSA or ALJ without consulting with your Denver Social Security attorney. If you are not already represented, please fill out the form on this page for a free claim evaluation.