My doctor says I’m disabled, why was my Missouri disability case denied by SSA? Springfield SSA Disability Attorneys
Hello, this is Springfield SSA disability attorneys Jason Krebs. In today’s video we answer the question “My doctor says I’m disabled, why was my Missouri Social Security disability case denied?”
This is one of those questions that we hear unfortunately far too frequently. The general answer is the social security administration will tell you that the determination of whether you are disabled or not is a decision reserved for the commissioner of the Social Security Administration.
I’m not your doctor so what is important is a note from your doctor saying “Jane Doe“ cannot work doesn’t really tell the Social Security Administration why you cannot work. What they want to know is what is it about your problems, head to toe; physical, mental, medication side effects that would keep “Jane Doe” from showing up to work everyday for eight hours a day five days a week without needing special treatment, special accommodations, fewer duties, lighter duties, getting to leave early, getting to get up and move around, not have to do everything that all the other employees in that similar positions would be doing.
So that’s why it’s important for doctors to be specific, it’s obviously helpful if they think that you can’t work, that indicates that they will be helpful, but it’s generally not enough on its own.
So what’s important is again what are your functional limitations? How long you can walk, sit, stand, stoop, bend, climb, how much you can lift, can you sit for extended periods of time, can you sit in a normal chair or office desk chair for extended periods. Those are the kinds of things that are important. We have some free resources on our website https://krebslawoffice.com or if you have questions especially if you’re over the age of fifty you want to give us a call at 417-883-5886 or at our toll free number 1-800-345-0535. Thanks for watching and good luck, Thanks.