I am in the reconsideration level of disability claim. I have a signed statement from treating neurologist stating I am unable to work and medical evidence documenting my limitations. SSA's initial decision states my conditions are not severe but I have medical restrictions. How can I have medical restrictions and not be limited? I have provided SSA with a record of my missed days of work due to sickness. I receive IV treatments monthly for a permanent medical condition but yet why is this not enough?
A statement from a doctor saying you cannot work is not sufficient since doctors don't decide who is and who is not disabled. Judges make that determination since disability is a legal concept not medical and the definition varies depending on your age, education and past work history as much as on your medical impairments. So is the adult function report necessary? Complete the document and send it in since you would not want to have your case dismissed for failure to cooperate. One last thing: if you have not yet retained a good SS attorney in your area you ought to do so immediately.
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