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Working With Your Doctor: Disability Benefits Guidance in Oregon

Qualified medical opinions are a critical part of every successful claim for Social Security Disability benefits. However, there are many misconceptions about what this means and how it influences what separates an approval of your application from a denial. At McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys, we can provide valuable advice on working with your doctor in the effort to get the disability benefits you need and deserve.

If you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and been denied, contact us as soon as possible. Attorney Richard McGinty and our team will thoroughly analyze the reason for your claim denial and identify all the steps necessary for pursuit of the strongest possible appeal.

Critical considerations many applicants — as well as some lawyers who offer SSDI and SSI services part-time, as one of several practice areas — do not recognize include:

  • A medical diagnosis alone is usually not enough information. Disability benefits applications are reviewed with emphasis on the specific consequences of a medical impairment that prevent a person from working, such as limitations on lifting, carrying, walking, focusing on work and getting along with others.
  • Many health care professionals' opinions are not weighted equally to those of accredited medical doctors. If you have previously relied on information from a registered nurse, physician's assistant, chiropractor or naturopath, for example, it may be necessary to see and work with a medical doctor.
  • Not all doctors are equally invested or supportive, and this really matters. We encourage all clients to discuss their eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits with their doctors, and some are advised to change doctors if they find the current physician unhelpful.

Denied in Oregon? Turn to Our Salem SSDI Claims Lawyers: 800-542-4320

Whether you are disabled from work because of a physical injury, illness or psychological condition, the opinions of doctors who diagnose and treat you will be critical component of your benefits claim. Our decades of focused experience winning disability appeals enable us to provide invaluable guidance and build your case for its greatest chance of success.

We offer a free consultation focused on your specific situation and needs. Fees are set by law for all attorneys working in this practice area, and you will pay us nothing if we cannot help you obtain benefits.

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McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys
694 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-371-9636
Toll Free: 800-542-4320
Fax: 503-371-2879
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P.O. Box 12806
Salem, OR 97309

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