What Every Long Term Disability Applicant Needs To Know About Attending Physician Statement Forms
If you plan on applying for long term disability benefits, you should know that your physician will be asked to complete Attending Physician Statement forms (APS). These forms are specifically designed so that the right questions aren’t asked about your particular medical condition.
Why Are Attending Physician Statement Forms Important?
The disability carrier doesn’t want to pay your disability benefits. Worse yet, the APS forms are designed to lead your physician to render an opinion that you’re capable of engaging in sedentary work.
If you’re in the “any occupation” stage of your disability claim, your ability to engage in sedentary employment will result in a denial of your claim. The APS form tricks your doctor into saying you can do sedentary work.
How Can I Provide The Carrier With Better Clarification Of My Functional Capacity?
At Cavey Law, we know that one of the biggest factors in determining whether you’ll get your disability benefits is your level of functional capacity. As a Social Security attorney, I routinely use Residual Functional Capacity forms that have been designed for specific medical conditions. For example, these are Residual Functional Capacity forms for:
Cervical spine issues,
Chronic fatigue syndrome,
Chrons Disease and IBS,
Disorders of the spine,
Spinal Nerve Compression, and
We pick the right Residual Functional Capacity form and modified the disability insurance carrier’s APS form so that your physician is asked the right questions! That can make all the difference in getting your disability insurance benefits.
You owe it to yourself and your family to get the disability insurance benefits you paid for. Call Nancy Cavey at 727-894-3188 for a complimentary consultation to learn how getting your physician to provide an accurate and complete APS form can make all the difference in getting the long term disability benefits you deserve.