Disability Doctors and Exams

What can you expect from Social Security Doctors and Exams?

by Tim Moore, Disability Representative in North Carolina

What to say at a disability exam

After you apply, you may be asked to go to a medical exam. If so, clearly describe your pain or limitations. But do not minimize or exaggerate either of them.

Medical Records and your Disability Case

Social Security will look at any medical records that address your disability, including your oldest and newest. Be sure to give information for ALL your doctors.

What happens at a disability exam?

Consultative exams are often short, but can include special tests for IQ and memory, and even breathing tests. Missing your CE appt can slow down or even harm your case so try not to miss your appointment.

North Carolina Residents go here: Disability Help in NC

Helpful Pages:

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When is a Person Considered Fully Disabled by Social Security?
What medical conditions automatically qualify for disability?
Tips for applying for disability
The disability award decision process
How many times can I appeal my Social Security Disability or SSI?
Receiving a disability award letter
The non-medical requirements for disability
Social Security Disability Status
The Social Security Disability Approval
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Speeding up the Request for a Social Security Hearing
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