Social Security Disability Medical Examinations
As part of your Social Security Disability Claim, Social Security may request that you undergo a medical evaluation or test. This is called as consultative examination. Social Security will pay for the exam or tests.
Examinations are limited to your disability issues. The doctor will not conduct a general examination or prescribe treatment for you. The doctor will send a report to Social Security with the results of the examination. The doctor will not make a decision about whether you are eligible for disability benefits. That is done by Social Security.
You must cooperate with Social Security and any doctors whom you are asked to see. You might be asked to see medial doctors or psychiatrists. They may take x-rays, blood, or urine.
You must attend any medical exam that is scheduled for you by Social Security. If you do not attend, Social Security can deny your claim. If you cannot go to your exam because of an illness or family emergency, contact Social Security immediately. It is important for you to cooperate with the examining doctor. The doctor will comment on your attitude and his comments may help or hurt your claim.
You should contact an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to help you with your claim and answer any questions about Social Security Disability Medical Examinations.