As a doctor, do you worry about saying the “wrong thing” on disability forms? It would be natural if this is the case, for in a sense it is thought that a physician’s reputation and ethics are on the line when they fill out such forms. Talk to a Lawrence Social Security disability lawyer and learn what is appropriate to write when you help patients who are applying for benefits.
Your Lawrence Social Security disability lawyer knows that doctors worry about decreasing their patients’ chances of getting benefits. Often physicians fear that saying patients can do any type of work-related activity will make them ineligible for government assistance.
However, this is unlikely to be a concern. From years of experience, a Lawrence Social Security disability lawyer knows that patients don’t have to be confined to bed to qualify for benefits.
Sometimes doctors don’t realize that the worst thing they can do for a patient’s case is say that his or her condition is worse than it truly is. This results in the doctor’s opinion being of little help when the SSA (Social Security Administration) goes to determine whether the patient meets their definition of “disabled.”
As a doctor, do you worrying about saying the wrong thing on disability forms? Talk to a Lawrence Social Security disability lawyer. Call Gerard A. Palma at 888-295-4955.