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Will Social Security Disability do an MRI?



 
There are situations in which you may be sent for testing or additional testing when you apply for Social Security Disability.

Most often, you may be sent for testing if 1) you have no medical treatment or 2) your medical treatment is at some point in the past. Social Security must have current medical information to make their disability determinations, and current for Social Security would be any treatment within the last 90 days.

However, it may be that SSA has current medical treatment for your disabling condition, but the disability examiner determines that they need a clearer picture of what is going on with your condition and the limitations it may cause.

If your disability case involves any of the above situations, the disability examiner may schedule you for a consultative examination with testing, or they may just send you for the testing. Due to the cost of MRI imaging, Social Security rarely sends disability applicants for them.

Disability examiner routinely send disability applicants for x-rays and less often to CT scans to help them discern the severity of their disabling impairments. Social Security will send you for CT scan or X ray at no cost to you; in fact any testing needed for your disability claim will be free to you.








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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.