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How Social security assesses your credibility?

An important factor to decide upon while you file a claim for Social Security disability is your credibility which becomes hard to assess when the reason for filing the claim is that you are suffering from pain or a mental illness that prevents you from doing the job. As the condition cannot be evident through various medical tests such as MRI, the Social Security people verify it through other methods. The key to winning such a claim is to state your condition accurately and truthfully. The SSA will deny your claims if it believes you are not being truthful about your medical condition.

The first thing that SSA does is to check if you have a medically determinable condition that is if your medical reports verify your claim to be truthful. If not, he would not go forward and process your claim.

If the medical reports support your case, the SSA will move forward and analyze the statements made by your friends and family, your medical providers as well as your employer. He will also consider your own statement about your condition to assess your credibility.

Another factor that lends credibility to a claimant’s statements about pain or other symptoms is what efforts the claimant has made to treat the symptoms. If the claimant did not seek medical help, this will prove to be a hurdle in satisfying the claim.

Professionals at Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A will fight to get you the medical or wage benefits you are entitled to under the law. Employers and Insurance Companies have professionals working for them and there are no fees or costs until you recover. It‘s time for you to hire us to protect your rights.


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