January 24, 2020

Treatment Options

Although the opinions and/or diagnosis of a family physician is credible and is in no way minimized or to be considered as such,  the Social Security Administration often will not approve a disability claim based on lupus on the findings of a general physician or family physician alone.

In considering whether to afford an individual who suffers from lupus disability benefits, significant weight is given by the SSA to those test results, opinions, and diagnoses of treating specialists, neurologists, and/or pain management specialists. So in essence, in order to strengthen your disability claim, you must seek the opinion of a physician specializing in your chief complaint.