Who are the doctors Social Security sends you for your disability case?

In Illinois, at least, they seem to be properly qualified.

However, they certainly are not specialists for each case.

They perform a quick exam and write a report listing your problems and results for Social Security.

Social Security uses the exam as a basis for your Residual Functional Capacity evaluation. This is your ability to perform certain activities.

For instance, how much can you lift, how long can you walk and stand, how long can you sit, any limitations on handling and reaching.

Administrative Law Judges often use this information, at least in part, as a basis for their disability decision.

That is why it is important to go to your own doctor often and explain all your problems.

If you do not do this you may be stuck with the opinion of the disability doctor who saw you for 10 minutes.

Questions about your disability case? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Disability attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.