You have the burden of proving that you’re disabled under the Social Security Act, no matter the types of Social Security disability benefits you are seeking. This is true at steps one through four of the disability evaluation under Social Security.

How do you prove that you’re disabled? Usually you prove disability through medical records and reports. But that’s not the only type of evidence you can use to win your SSD or SSI claim. This article discusses what evidence the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to evaluate your case – and what you can do to increase your chances of getting approved for disability in Virginia.

If you have a question about applying for disability, or if you want help with your claim, call or e-mail Social Security Disability lawyer Corey Pollard today.

What Evidence Do You Need to Prove You’re Disabled under Social Security?

All Relevant Evidence

In 2015 the SSA changes its rules and regulations to require you or your disability lawyer to submit all records that relate to your claim. A document “relates” to your claim if it has a causal connection to your medical conditions, earnings, or work history. You or your disability attorney must submit the record even if it hurts your case.