Social Security Disability Glossary

By / February 18, 2018 / Facts / 1 Comment

Acceptable Medical Source Before making a determination of a claimant’s disability, the SSA evaluates any medical evidence provided by a relevant “acceptable medical source.” Social Security defines “acceptable medical source” as a licensed physician, psychologist, optometrist, speech pathologist, podiatris, and some therapists and nurse practitioners depending on their licenses. Naturopaths, chiropractors, and other alternative practitioners are not included in the definition of “acceptable medical source.” If you have received treatment from such a provider and want their input considered, you will need to obtain and submit their records or reports because Social Security will not request them. If received they...Read more

Send this to a friend