If you’re involved in a Social Security Disability case, perhaps because you’re trying to get the benefits that you believe you deserve, the government has to agree that you are suffering from a long-term disability. This has to last for at least 12 months.
You can imagine that proving something like this can be fairly difficult. You may feel like you’ll never be able to return to work, but 12 months is a long time for healing and recovery. As such, the government is probably going to want medical evidence from an expert.
This evidence is incredibly important to your case because it proves that the disability is real, that doctors are doing all they can to provide treatment and that there is a realistic expectation of how long the condition should last.
Demonstrating that you cannot earn a living
This medical evidence can also show how severe your condition is and why that means that you’ll be unable to work. There are those who get denied on the grounds that their injury doesn’t seem to be severe enough to keep them from the workforce. They may believe that it does, or they may resent having to work when they’re so uncomfortable, but the SSA has to decide if benefits are warranted. Medical documentation showing that it’s impossible for you to perform your duties in your current condition helps to back up your claims.
These types of cases can get complicated, and it’s very important to fight for everything that you deserve, so be sure you understand your legal options.