Answer: As part of your disability claim, you must be under the care of a physician, and receiving treatment. The treatment you receive must be appropriate for your condition. For example, if you have made a claim for disability benefits for a psychological illness, the insurance company will want to see that you are under the care of a recognized “appropriate” treating physician such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. Your physician must be legally licensed doctor of medicine and the insurer is looking to see that your physician is a specialist for the condition you are claiming a disability for.
If your disability related to a substance abuse disorder, your treatment program must include participation in a recognized substance withdrawal program.