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DOES YOUR DOCTOR CARE IF YOU STARVE TO DEATH?

DOES YOUR DOCTOR CARE IF YOU STARVE TO DEATH?

A lot of times, individuals can get disability benefits that they desperately need to pay rent, buy food or get medical care.  But it often requires your doctor to spent a few minutes completing a form called a Medical Source Statement.

Some doctors will complete these forms for their patients, giving a fair, truthful opinion of the claimant's medical condition.  But, then, there are other doctors.....

Who promise they will do the form when they get around to it....but they never do...or they do so after you have been denied.

Who simply tell you, "We don't do disability forms."

Who refuse to complete the form but offer to farm you out to another doctor somewhere who might.

You should ask yourself the question:  Does my doctor care about me and my needs as they relate to my health and ability to work?  Or, is this doctor only interested in collecting his $30 co-pay and sending me on my way with my problems?

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DISABIITY CHECKLIST: WILL YOU QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS?

Can you qualify for Social Security disability?
Answer these questions:

__ Yes  __ No   Have you worked at least 5 out of the past 10
                          years?

__Yes  __  No   Do you have a severe medical condition that
                          makes you unable to do any full time work?

__  Yes  __  No   Has that condition lasted for at least 12   
                           consecutive months, or is it expected to last
                           for at least 12 consecutive months OR to 
                           end in death?

__ Yes    __ No   Have you had medical treatment that has
                           established the nature and severity of the
                           medical condition?

If you answered Yes to all 4 of these questions you may be able to get Social Security disability benefits.  You will need medical records to show the date your impairment caused you to be unable to work, the severity of your symptoms and what medical care you have received.  We refer to this a…