New Palestine, IN asked in Social Security for Indiana

Q: Letter from Pulmonologist says i cant work. Should that be good enough for the judge in my disability hearing coming up

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Lakeyta Brown
Lakeyta Brown
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer

A: A generalized letter that just states you cannot work is insufficient for a Judge to grant your claim. Ssa defines disability essentially as a medical condition that despite treatment by a doctor precludes the person/patient from working any job in the United States. Therefore, a doctor would also need to report their findings that would prove that you could not work. The medical condition; your symptoms; how these symptoms affect sitting, standing, walking, lifting, attendance etc.; the frequency and effectiveness of medical care; and your age, education and skills are all considered. I strongly urge you to seek legal assistance. Most attorneys who do Ssa disability do not charge you a fee unless you win.

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