The Objective Testing Of Social Security Claims
It is not always an easy task to prove to the social security administration that you have a disability. Before they will consider your specific requirement, you will have to show to them that you have a medically determinable impairment. It is not enough to let the social security officials know that you have memory loss or fatigue so as to characterize it as medically determinable impairment. You would also have to give objective evidence explaining why these symptoms are taking place. You can do this with objective test results which would include:
- Blood tests
- CT Scans
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and X-rays
- Stress tests
Not all of the medical conditions can be determined with the help of objective testing. Conditions such as migraines, pain disorders, fibromyalgia, and mental health disorders can be difficult to prove due to the fact that there is no availability of reliable tests for ruling them out or confirming them. However, this definitely does not mean that these are medically determinable impairments.
If you have a proven case of disability, the social security will review your signs of impairment observed by medical providers. Medical signs can be physical, psychological, as well as anatomical in nature that is observable with the help of clinical diagnostic techniques that are medically acceptable.
Some people are also unable to afford medical testing. In those situations, social security will make payments for them occasionally for certain diagnostic tests such as pulmonary function tests or x-rays. However, there is certainly no guarantee that social security will be ordering tests that are best suited in proving the severity of a person’s impairments.
In case you have health insurance coverage, and if your medical provider happens to agree that you will require objective testing, you can take the results and show them to SSA. Another thing that you can use in this regard is the medical source statement. This statement will be provided by the doctor that has been treating you and it will address the various limitations that your specific condition can result in.
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It is always better to find out about these processes in detail so that you can take care of them beforehand without any hassle. Contact Brock & Stout’s Social Security Disability attorneys if you have any further questions or if you need help with your claim.