(continued from Consultative Examinations (Part 2))
The nature and extent of your consultative examination depends on your impairment and what information Social Security decision makers need to decide your claim. You may need to undergo a complete physical examination and battery of tests or you may only need to undergo certain tests, like breathing tests, blood tests, or a stress test, for example. If you have a mental impairment, you may need to undergo an examination and a battery of tests administered by a psychiatrist or psychologist.
The Social Security Administration will pay for your consultative exam and testing. You will not be charged. There is no charge to you even if your own doctor performs your exam. If you are required to travel a considerable distance, you may be able to obtain reimbursement for your travel expenses.
If you are scheduled for a consultative examination, do not skip it. Make every effort to get there. If you miss your consultative examination without good cause, your claim for disability benefits will be decided based on the evidence in your file. In that case, there’s a good chance your claim will be denied.
If you have good cause for missing or being unable to attend your examination, tell your Ocala disability lawyer who will arrange for your exam to be rescheduled.
If you are concerned about submitting to a Social Security consultative examination, contact an experienced Ocala disability lawyer. A disability lawyer will explain a consultative examination to you and help you obtain approval for your treating doctor to perform the examination.
If you would like to discuss your case with Ocala disability lawyer CJ Henry call (352) 304-5300 or fill out the form on this page.