Not necessarily. Social Security will focus on medical evidence right around the period you said your disability started. In many cases it is important to get medical evidence from years past in order to understand the seriousness of prior injuries or surgeries that are causing residual effects for you. Now you may have told Social Security about those hospital stays or about old MRI reports but Social Security doesn’t necessarily go back and get all those records. The burden is always on you to prove you’re disabled so if those records would help you need to get those records yourself. There are plenty of court decisions where the Court’s have said the fact that Social Security did not go back and get records you had told them about is not a basis to reverse the SSA.
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