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The Medical Evidence You’ll Need to Provide in Order to Receive Social Security for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted Jessica L. Kurtz on Sep 22, 2014 in Social Security Disability

Your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has made it impossible to work. The pain is unbearable and you are unable to move the way you need to in order to work properly. You’ve seen a variety of doctors and visited treatment centers in York, but you haven’t found anything that works yet.

You’re interested in filling out an application for Social Security, but are unsure of the process. Along with meeting certain health requirements, you’ll also need to provide the proper documentation.

The Evidence You’ll Need

Social Security case managers will conduct an interview with you, in which you’ll need to bring medical evidence to support your claim. This evidence you’ll need will likely include:

  • Blood test results indicating the likelihood of rheumatoid arthritis, such as a positive rheumatoid factor and ANA findings.
  • The history of any treatments that were tried and the results.
  • A doctor’s diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Doctor’s notes that indicate the frequency and severity of the symptoms caused by your condition.
  • Other test results, including imaging studies or those that measure the range of motion of the spine.

We Specialize in Helping People Like You Receive Social Security

Sometimes, you don’t get the answer you want. Perhaps you filled out the form incorrectly or you didn’t provide the proper paperwork. These errors are understandable, considering the amount of pain and discomfort you are in.

The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer want to help you receive the money you need in order to provide for your family. Contact us right now by using our online chat feature or filling out the form on our website to find out how we can help.

If you know someone who has RA, we encourage you to share this information with him or her!