Like any governmental agency, the Social Security Administration utilizes a large number of disability forms that are used to administer and navigate the disability process. Many of these forms may be found in the official SSA form bank. Other forms may not always be accessed, or may only be available under certain circumstances. Two important disability forms that are less accessible, yet very important are:
These documents are Medical Source Statements, and they can be a useful tool when establishing disability. The purpose of this form is to allow a Claimant’s treating physician to provide written documentation regarding their patient’s limitations using a structure that easily translates to the metrics utilized by the SSA when evaluating disability. Please note that these forms distinguish between physical impairments (bone issues, heart issues) and mental impairments (depression, PTSD, etc.). It is important to provide the correct form to your physician when seeking their opinion. Additionally, it is advisable to discuss disability with your physician prior to offering them this form since an unfavorable form can certainly complicate a Claimant’s case.
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