What’s the number 1 missing item in many Social Security disability cases?
A statement of your limitations.
It’s true. Most people wait two years (or longer) to have their disability case heard by a Social Security Administrative Law Judge. And it all comes down to showing that you can’t work. And yet, they never got one of their doctors to write a statement of their limitations.
What’s a Statement of Limitations?
You may have heard one of these names before:
- Medical Source Statement (MSS)
- Residual Functional Capacity Form (RFC form)
- Statement of Workplace Limitations
There are different names, but they are all the same thing. A statement of limitations is a form your doctor (or other healthcare provider) fills out describing your abilities and limitations. How much you can lift or carry? How long you can sit, stand, or walk? And so on.
Why do you need a Statement of Limitations?
Do you think your records “speak for themselves”? Have you read your records? They may say less than you think.
More importantly, Social Security gets a statement of limitations from a Social Security paid doctor or technician. Think about that for a moment. Social Security makes sure they have a medical opinion of what you can or cannot do.
You may be thinking, isn’t that enough? If I need a statement of limitations and Social Security gets one, we’re good right?
Well… I don’t think a single one of my clients has ever agreed with Social Security’s statement of limitations. So, if Social Security’s statement of limitations is the only one in your file…. do you really think you have enough to win your case?
Why use a Stasiuk Firm Statement of Limitations?
I have honed these forms to make them the easiest and shortest forms (because the longer the form, the less likely your doctor will fill it out). These are the same forms I use in my office.
And frankly, I’m quite good at what I do.
However, there a number of other forms available on the internet. Some are free, others you have to pay for. If you like another form better, use it!
Do I guarantee my Statement of Limitations will win your disability case?
Of course not! It’s a tool, not a miracle cure.
You still need medical evidence to win your case. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have a skilled lawyer on your side.
I’ve been doing this long enough that I am tired seeing cases get denied because they don’t have a statement of limitations. So, I am giving away two of the best tools in my legal arsenal to let you put the power of the Stasiuk Firm to work on your case!
What’s the catch?
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Gimme the forms!
Ok. Here you go:
Download them. Give them to your Doc. I wish you the very best on your Social Security disability case. I’m rooting for you!