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How do I approach my doctor about SSD?



  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    You may want to get a SS attorney to help you through the process. I worked in LTD for years and dealt with SS a bunch....but as I consider applying for SS (been out of work since May) I plan to start out with a good SS attorney. While SS wants medical records from your doctors and is looking to see what your impairments are - they don't seek to get "approval" from your physician. However, having your doctors be aware that you are applying for SSDI will be very helpful. You may want to start with calling each physician you actively treat with (especially if they have a medical assistant or nurse that is their eyes and ears) and let them know you are beginning the SSDI process. Ask the doctor's staff if you need to come in to speak with the doctor or what their internal process is.
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