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I'm sorry, I don't understand your question. Why can't the doctor use the records?
I still don't see that part of your original message, but that's okay.
Your doctor can recreate the records based on his memory for Social Security. While I've never had to do it for records that go that far back, I have had to have doctors do recreations for records that were lost, etc. and it's permissible so long as the doctor makes it clear that they have been recreated from the best of their memory.
In addition, you can also call the doctor to testify live at the hearing if you have one. Many doctors are willing to do that and it usually helps obtain a favorable rating. If you are using a lawyer to help with the social security you can also do a deposition, but without a lawyer it is extremely hard to get a deposition done correctly because they are technical.
If your question has been answered completely then I'd offer my best wishes to you and ask that you please not forget to leave a Positive Rating so I receive credit for my work.
Of course, please feel free to ask any follow up questions in this thread.
You should be okay doing that. It isn't an unusual circumstance.
Best wishes to you and please don't forget to leave a Positive Rating (of course I’d suggest Excellent!) so I receive credit for my work.