SSDI Cover Letter
Regarding the cover letter, I do not have a copy of it in electronic form anymore, but it is basically titled as an “Updated statement of condition/prognosis.”
It simply states that patient (me) has experienced a rather acute deterioration since last exam, despite aggressivve new treatment protocol.
Then, the disabilities are outl;ined in a short bulleted list (flaccid bi-lateral wrist drop, bi-lateral foot drop, leg paralysis, severe double vision, etc – patient cannot use hands, walk without extreme difficulty, etc…
Then, letter states that patient may improve slightly, or become further disabled over next 12 months, but in all regards, is unable to perform work for the next 12 months.
Then, the next sheet of paper was the doctor’s chart detailing my muscle strength grading scores for previous 12 months, on the 1-5 scale.
These two items are probably about as far as they (SSD) would have needed to look in terms of medical evidence/records. The basic evidence of disability was documented, and irrefutable, and proved the criteria necessary for approval.
Hope this helps.