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What Is A Provable Medical Condition For Purposes of Social Security Disability Insurance?


A disabling health condition can be one condition, or a combination of conditions. For example, the effects of living after a diagnosis of a condition such as cancer or heart disease may not be sufficient to prevent you from working, but it may be when combined with your bad back or with depression.

to be "provable", your disability must be supported by medical evidence that consists of symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings:

  • Symptoms: your description of your physical or mental impairment.
  • Signs: changes in your body, or mind that can be observed apart from your statements about your symptoms.
  • Laboratory findings: conditions that can be shown by the use of medically acceptable laboratory diagnostic techniques.
  • Medical opinions: Social Security will also consider medical opinions by an appropriate medical professional such as your doctor or nurse practitioner.

For more information, see Medical Evidence Of Your Condition.

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