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Did you see my response to your problem getting a VA doctor to write a letter for SS.

Hoppy, There's a form on the net that explains that the Docs have to provide letter if asked. Forget where it is but have used it on a couple of Docs & don't think they were overly happy or even knew about it. If U know where it's at Please send it to me as I have to see a VA Doc tomorrow & want a letter from him. Sincerly GARY

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Did you see my response to your problem getting a VA doctor to write a letter for SS.

Hoppy..........Thare's a VA Form one can get off the net that say's the Doc's have to provide a letter if asked. have used it but don't have it or can't find it..GARY

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It's 1:30 A.M. here. I fell asleep early. Just woke up and whet on line to pay my credit card. I accidently click on hadit thinking it was my icon to log off. Since hadit opened I decided to read a couple posts. I do not have access to the form you want. They way I did it is a little mmore complex and i will post more tomorrow night.

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There was a form that tells primary doctors they have to write a letter to assist a veteran with nexus in a VA claim. I am not sure it is still applicable. It might have changed with the VCAA. Big's original request was how to get a VA doctor to write a letter for Social Security. Are you also seeking a letter for Social Security or are you trying to get an opinion about a VA claim.

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Did you see my response to your problem getting a VA doctor to write a letter for SS.

I missed it Hoppy, but i will look it up.

I've asked my VA doc. twice for a letter to SS but she turned me down.

She said the only way she would write a letter is if SS sent her a request.

Trust me, SS will never do it.

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It is best to get an attorney. Most will tell you to file a

claim and after the claim is denied to talk to them about an appeal.

I do not know exactally what your disability is. However SS has specific

diagnostic requirements that must be met. An example in a case of back injury

is that SS disability can be awarded for cervical disc herniation. However, if

you get a doctor to write a letter saying you have disc herniation is not

sufficient. When I went through the system in 1994 a diagnosis of disc

herniation must have been confirmed with an MRI. Additionally, SS required

an abnormal EMG showing nerve function loss. Additionally, SS required two

months of physical therapy whereby the condition did not improve. SS does not

have a duty to assist you. They do not tell you what evidence is necessary to

win a claim. They just deny the claim. This is why the attorney is so important.

Now to answer your question. Doctors are required to provide assesments for

several reasons. The people in the customer affairs office at the VA hospital

know what these requirements are. If they know how to help you go with their

recommendation. If they are no help, I know of a trick that worked for me. My

primary doctor refused to write a letter for me. I got an attorney who told me

the following.

County governments have food stamp programs. The county wants to get people off the welfare rolls. Every to the county get somebody SS the county saves money because SS will surpass the requirements for food stamps and general relief from the county. Thus, the county has a form that is designed to get the best information for the county to use to assist a person in getting SS.

The SS attorney told me to apply for General Relief and food stamps. When they asked me if I could work to say no. At that time they would give me a form to take to the doctor. This form is one of those the doctor is required to fill out.

Now, the point was not to get food stamps. The point was to get the form. I

told the county I had no income and now assets. They gave me the form just as

the attorney predicted. I called the VAMC and told them I needed a special

appointment to get the form filled out. They scheduled an appointment with a primary doctor who filled out the form. I got SSI.


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