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Should I file a SOAR claim when there are no medical documents available? I assist people experiencing homelessness and some do not have medical documents. Should I proceed in preparing their application with no medical evidence?

Should I file a SOAR claim when there are no medical documents available? I assist people experiencing homelessness and some do not have medical documents. Should I proceed in preparing their application with no medical evidence? in topic Application Process

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Yes, you should file a SOAR-assisted application because even if you don’t have access to the medical evidence, DDS will request directly from prior treating sources and/or schedule appropriate Consultative Examinations (CE) to obtain diagnoses. Remember, SSA needs a diagnosis to make a disability determination. Remember, to write in the “Remarks Section” on SSA forms, about your efforts to obtain medical information so that DDS will know what they need to do to medically develop the claim.