One of the documents required to prove a disability to apply for social security disability benefits is verification from a medical professional. However, many may believe that just because the doctor has treated them once, it is enough evidence-this is not the case. One of common reasons SSD benefits are denied is because the individual failed to follow the doctor's the prescribed treatment plan, when that person had the ability to do so.
As per SS 82-59, a failure to follow prescribed treatment can be one of the reasons SSD benefits are denied. Someone with a disabling condition that could be treated with prescribed treatment must follow that treatment to be considered disabled, unless they can show a justifiable reason they have not followed it.