The basics of any Social Security disability case require the claimant’s limitations or impairments to be supported by clinical medical evidence. Therefore, it is important that medical records be secured from your physician and submitted to the Social Security Administration. Your physician should give a diagnosis, as well as state whether your condition is expected to last a year or more, or result in death.
Most importantly, any report your doctor makes should include a list of your limitations. These limitations must be supported by clinical findings; specifically, what your doctor observes in terms of signs and symptoms as well the results of any clinical testing that support the limitations which you have. Under no circumstances will the Social Security Administration rely on a physician’s report stating merely that a claimant is disabled. This is a conclusory statement, and without clinical findings to back up such an opinion, that type of report is worthless.
When talking with your doctor, you need to make him or her aware of your difficulties by simply explaining what you feel or experience that interferes with your ability to do things at home and in a potential work place setting.