Your Charlotte disability lawyer can advise you on the options. Here is some info that can help direct you toward your next course of action.
In determining your eligibility for benefits, the Social Security Administration may ask that you submit to a “consultative examination.” A consultative examination is a physical or mental examination that generally is conducted by a doctor designated by the state agency that makes initial medical determinations for Social Security (the North Carolina Disability Determination Services (DDS)). Sometimes, if both your doctor and the DDS agree, your doctor may serve as the consultative examiner. A consultative examination may be required if, for example:
After the examination, the doctor will submit a report to the DDS and offer his or her opinion as to whether you are disabled under the law. This opinion will be one factor considered by DDS in making its disability determination.
If you are asked to submit to a consultative examination, you should:
Your Charlotte disability lawyer can provide additional guidance regarding the consultative examination process. If you are not currently represented by a Charlotte disability lawyer, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss your case. Please contact us for an initial consultation.
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