Due to a shortage of doctors as well as limitations on insurance reimbursements, more and more people are forced to treat with non-doctors such as physician’s assistants or nurse practitioners. While these people usually provide excellent patient care, they are not considered “acceptable medical sources” by SSA. Because of this, disability examiners and ALJs often disregard their opinions. Whenever possible, try to receive treatment from actual doctors.

Social Security Disability Topics

The Social Security Disability Process

Types of Social Security Disability Benefits

How Social Security Determines if You Are Disabled

Improving Your Chances of Winning

Do I really need to get an attorney?

Your Hearing Before An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

Appealing a Denial of Benefits