Social Security Disability and SSI Questions and Answers
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
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Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
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Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
Does Social Security disability pay for doctor visits ?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
Social Security will only pay for consultative exams (medical and/or mental evaluations) to help determine the severity of your medical conditions.
What does this entail? It means that, after you have filed an application for social security disability or SSI disability benefits, you may be notified at some point that you have been scheduled for a medical examination.
A consultative examination, or CE as these are known, is for the purpose of gathering additional medical evidence so a decision can be made on your disability claim. And very often, this type of exam is scheduled when an individual who has applied for disability has not been seen by a doctor recently.
However, the Social Security Administration does not pay for medical treatment of any kind, and therefore will not pay for regular doctor visits while a disability claim is being processed (consultative examinations for the purpose of making a decision on a disability claim are paid for by the social security administration).
To answer the question another way, however, individuals who are approved for SSI disability benefits will be eligible for medicaid and individuals who are approved for social security disability will be eligible for medicare.
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