If my doctor writes a letter that I am totally disabled will be enough to that get me Social Security Disability Benefits?

The answer is —–No, for 2 primary reasons.

First, Social Security doesn’t have to believe your doctor. They have their own doctors that review medical evidence.

Second, many cases are decided not just on medical evidence but also on a combination of medical evidence and vocational evidence. Vocational evidence is evidence concerning the physical and mental requirements of different kinds of jobs or work and the number of those jobs that may exist in the United States. Your family doctor or specialist knows about medical issues but they are not experts about vocational issues. That requires a different kind of expertise. So when they say you are totally disabled the vocational part of their opinion is not supported by expertise which Social Security recognizes.

William Wombacher, your Central Illinois Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and Social Security Disability Specialist. I’ll help you!
Call me at 309-674-8125, visit at www.wombacherlaw.com

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