Some Social Security Disability applicants are sent for a consultative examination while others are not. What is a consultative examination?
Essentially, it is a medical examination scheduled by Social Security with a physician they choose. It can range from a general internal medicine (family) doctor, to a specialist, such as an Orthopedic, to a pain management doctor to a Psychiatrist. It really depends on the medical conditions you are alleging to cause you to be disabled. If Social Security feels the need for a consultative examination for determination of your application, you will receive written notification from social security.
So why do some get sent for an examination, while others do not? The following could be reasons you may have a consultative examination scheduled in your claim.
These are just a few reasons. They key thing to remember is, you MUST attend the examination. The claims examiner can certainly deny your application for your failure to cooperate if you do not attend an examination.
There is no ‘script’ or ‘method’ to ‘pass’ these examinations. Cooperate with the doctor and be honest about your symptoms and limitations. The examination should not take more than 10 to 15 minutes.
Mooney & Associates aggressively represents individuals that have applied for Social Security Disability and have been denied. We represent disabled individuals throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Not only do we handle denials, but if you have not applied for benefits yet, call us, we can take and file the disability application for you. Call us today at 717-200-HELP or 1-877-632-4656 to schedule your FREE Consultation.