Medical Source Statements In Disability Cases
By Attorney Chris Sharry on April 1st, 2013 in Disability, Social Security Disability
Medical Source Statements are very important in your disability case. A Medical Source Statement is a statement or opinion by a physician or other medical provider detailing the functional capacity of a disability claimant. While your medical records will document diagnoses, tests, medications and communication or statements between you and your doctor, most likely your medical records will be lacking as to how your disability affects your ability to work on a sustained basis. These statements are most effective if they are carefully drafted to meet or satisfy the applicable regulation specific to your medical condition. Even persons with the same condition/disability may need different medical source statements edited to their specific needs. This should be done on a case-by-case basis. Please contact my office to discuss medical source statements in further detail.