Social Security Disability Consultative Exam: What is it?

Some Social Security Disability applicants are sent for a consultative examination while others are not.  What is a consultative examination?

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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. (more…)

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