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Va Or Ssa Screwed Me!


jesusplay

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SSA requested my medical records from all sources but didn't get my VA records? The lady on the phone said the VA never replied and due to my lack of evidence I am being sent to a EXAM, this lady tells me this is better as the EXAM will be more recent and better than the 8 MONTHS of records I had with the VA for my MENTAL condition. I'm going to get what I can from blue button on my healthy vet download it to a disc and bring it into the DDS place.

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SSA usually requires an exam no matter what VA does. Sometimes these info people make stuff up. The exam is a good thing

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Jesusplay, I downloaded all medical records from the Blue Button and submitted with my husband's ssdi claim and it was granted without an exam. Just make sure to read through them all before you submit. You don't want to include anything that is less than favorable. Its ok to give to the examiner but make sure to also send copies (registered mail) to Social Security because the examiners are often times contracted doctors, they do not work directed for Social Security.

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I just went through the SSA process. I was finally awarded SSDI...it is a long process. I remember having to go through the exam that SSA sent me to. It was a good thing because that exam was a key piece of evidence that helped me get my award.

You can go to to the VA Medical Center and go to the Release Of Information office and request a copy of your medical treatment. I got mine for to have as a personal copy. I am also treated for mental health. I had to wait a little longer to get the mental health records because they have to get permission from your treating psychiatrist and or psychologist to release them to you. Luckily they released mine to me with out a lot of trouble.

Be prepared to have to go to court to get SSDI. I had to. If you have to it is best to get a lawyer. They have an easier time getting medial records especially mental health records. They also help prepare the case. If you have a good lawyer they do a lot of the work for you. The best thing is you don't have to pay a lawyer unless you win your case. There is a limit to how much they can take too. Lawyers coast 25% of back pay or $6000 max. Once you win you will get a lot of money in back pay usually over $20,000. So it is worth the investment.

Blue button is nice...but I would got to the ROI office and get the copies too. You might get more information. I don't think everything goes into the blue button. but that is my own opinion.

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