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January 2015 Archives

What medical evidence is needed to process a SSDI claim?

In our last post, we discussed the definition of disability for purposes of awarding Social Security disability insurance. This week we will discuss the medical evidence that is necessary to make a determination as to whether one is considered disabled for the purposes of receiving benefits. While this post is not a substitute for the advice of a legal professional, it should provide more information regarding medical evidence and Social Security.

Defining 'disability' for the purposes of Social Security

It goes without saying that in order to be awarded Social Security disability benefits, one must be disabled. Yet, it is important for Pennsylvanians to understand that the Social Security administration has a very strict definition of what "disability" means.

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