The VA Doctor’s Duty to Respond to Medical Information in Your Social Security Case | Pinellas Park Social Security Disability Attorney
It is not uncommon for a Veteran who is applying for Social Security Disability benefits to ask his VA doctor to complete Residual Funcational Capacity forms in support of the Social Security Claim. Unfortunately, VA doctors would say “No!”
VHA Directive 2007-024 now requires VA medical providers to complete SSA forms and SSA requests for a “Medical Source Statement”.
If your VA doctor refuses and says they are not authorized to provide information, go to http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1593.
Run off the Directive and give it to the uncooperative provider. This should solve the problem and allow you to get the necessary SSA forms completed and get a completed Medical Source Statement.
Answering these broad-based questions isn’t easy. Help is a phone call away. You can contact Nancy Cavey, an experienced long-term disability attorney at 727-894-3188.\