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How will a CE exam affect the approval chance of an SSD or SSI claim?



 
Social Security Disability examiners like to have a twelve month longitudinal medical treatment history from your treating physician (s) to process their disability determinations.

Often disability applicants have been out of work and have not been able to pay for medical treatment; consequently, they do not have the current medical evidence (medical records less than 90 days old) needed for a disability determination.

Or disability examiners sometimes use special CE examinations (i.e. neurological, orthopedic, etc.) to clarify medical treatment evidence they already have in your disability claim file.

If you have no treatment for your disabling condition a CE may show that you do have a severe disabling condition and most certainly the medical information provided is better than none.



However, your disability claim has a better chance of being approved if you have medical treatment over a period of time with a doctor who is familiar with your medical conditions. They can also offer information that CEs cannot provide, such as treatment, medications, and response to treatment, prognosis, and an opinion with regard to your limitations.

It is important to remember CE examinations are not meant to be a medical treatment and often they are not very thorough. CE physicians are paid by Social Security to give them enough information for them to make a medical determination. Often these examinations do not lead to an approval of benefits.








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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.