Can I Get Social Security Disability If My Doctor Doesn't Think I'm Disabled?

Jul 17, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability If My Doctor Doesn't Think I'm Disabled? by

Question: Can I get Social Security disability if my doctor doesn’t think I’m disabled?

Answer: Yes, it is certainly possible to get Social Security disability even if you doctor thinks you’re not disabled.

Social Security doesn’t pay as much attention as I’d like when my client’s doctor gives an opinion that my client is disabled. The other side of the coin is that they usually don’t pay that much attention to an opinion from my client’s doctor that my client is not disabled. It helps if your doctor supports your disability claim but it’s not the end of the world if you doctor feels otherwise.

Some doctors have some strange attitudes about disability. Their political views may be such that they oppose anyone getting Social Security disability benefits. They may think that as long as you’re not bedridden that you’re not disabled. They may not be aware of all that’s wrong with you. Doctors rarely pay attention to your age, education and work experience, as Social Security must.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.