Not Following Doctor’s Orders Is Bad for Your Social Security Disability Claim


Fellow blogger and Social Security Lawyer, Gordon Gates recently updated his blog on the topic of failure to follow prescribed treatment. It is worth reading, and I agree with him that you should avoid this becoming an issue at your hearing.

Under the regulations, your disability claim can be denied if you would otherwise be found under a disability but fail, without justifiable cause, to follow treatment prescribed by a treating source which can be expected to restore your ability to work. See 20 C.F.R. 404.1530 (2009).

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