Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Requirements for Disability

Applications for disability

Tips and Advice for Disability

How long does Disability take?

Winning Disability Benefits

Common Claim Mistakes

Mental Disability Benefits

Denials for Disability

Appeals for denied claims

Disability Benefits from SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Child Disability Benefits

Qualifications, Qualifying

Working and Disability

Disability Awards, Notices

Hiring Disability Lawyers

List of Disability Conditions

What SSA finds disabling

SSD SSI Medical Evidence

Filing for Disability

Eligibility for Disability

SSD SSI Definitions

Questions and Answers

SSDRC Disability Blog

Does Social Security disability pay for doctor visits?

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.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria