Social Security Disability Definitions
Social Security Disability and SSI Overview
The Requirements for Disability
Social Security Disability and SSI Applications
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Disability Denial
Disability Denials and Filing Appeals
Social Security Mental Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits offered through Social Security
Benefits through SSI disability
Disability Benefits for Children
Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify
Social Security Disability and Working
Winning your Disability Benefits
Social Security Back Pay and the disability award notice
Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney
Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions
What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
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Does Social Security disability pay for doctor visits ?
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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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