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If you have had any discussions with a Charlotte disability attorney, then you know how important medical evidence (records, test results,etc.) is to the outcome of your application for Social Security disability benefits. Medical opinion evidence also can play a critical role. In fact, Social Security must give a doctor’s medical opinion “controlling weight” if that opinion meets the following three criteria:
If a medical opinion is given “controlling weight,” this means that Social Security must adopt the doctor’s opinion as its own. If the medical opinion evidence in your case does not meet these criteria (e.g,. if the opinion is from a chiropractor you saw one time), then it will still be considered by the Social Security decision-maker, but will be given less weight.
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