A Social Security disability claim needs to meet certain medical criteria to be approved. If there is missing information, ambiguity or conflict in your medical records regarding your disabling condition, a consultative exam may be requested. A Social Security lawyer in New Jersey may be able to identify the reason for the request in your particular circumstance. 

Generally, it is used to gather additional medical information because: 

  • it is not found in the medical records;
  • it cannot be obtained from your medical resources;
  • it is not available from your medical resources;
  • there is ambiguous or conflicting information in your medical records; and/or
  • your condition may have changed. 

Social Security Disability Examination

Your treating doctor or other medical source will perform your consultative exam. The Social Security Administration will provide you with the specific information. The assessment may include a physical exam or laboratory testing. It also may require a mental examination. 

In order for your Social Security disability claim to be processed and approved, you will need to comply with the request. All of the medical procedures conducted under the consultative exam will be paid for by the Social Security Administration. 

Consult with a Social Security Lawyer in New Jersey 

Filing a Social Security disability claim can be complicated and confusing. This is why many disabled residents in New Jersey rely on Social Security lawyer Manfred F. Ricciardelli Jr., LLC. Since 1992, he has been helping people in New Jersey with their Social Security disability claims, and he can help you. Call today at 973-285-1100 or 877-360-0183.

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