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New Arizona Law Allows Disability Claimants To Get Their Medical Records Free

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jul 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Arizona legislature does something that actually helps people, that is big news. Mostly this group passes laws that are somewhere between pure lunacy and utter cruelty. But, check it out: whether by accident or because the medical records lobby did not pay their bribes on time, we have a


new law that will aid those persons trying to get Social Security disability.

Not One Thin Dime

Starting August 25, 2019, any Social Security disability applicant or her appointed representative can get her medical records from any Arizona doctor, hospital, or clinic without paying a dime. Currently, medical providers can and do charge whatever they think fair.  I have seen invoices for medical records that work out to $10 a page or more.

Details, Details 

There are a few details to take note of. First, you have to show proof that you have a Social Security disability claim pending. The free records are only for use in appealing a denial of your Social Security disability benefits. So, you can't get this deal if your Social Security disability application is new and Social Security has not yet denied it. Also, you can't make repeated requests. You can only do this once per year, so be careful about when to ask for your medical records.

Hey, Is That Sharia Law?

Back To Hunting Commies and Spies

Congratulations to the Arizona legislature for finally doing something right. Next term, they can get back to banning Sharia law and requiring babysitters to carry machine guns.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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