What is a “Consultative Exam”?

What is a “Consultative Exam” and why is Social Security asking that I attend one? Consultative exam (CE) are either physical and/or mental health appointments you are required to attend as part of your Social Security Disability application process. These exams are not conducted by doctors who work for the…

The Representative Payee

More than 7 million people who receive monthly Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits need help managing their money. Many who collect Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits are mentally ill, addicted to alcohol or drugs, or have reached a point in their illness where they…

Representative Compensation

Lawyers and non-attorney representatives for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability claimants are limited by the SSA to 25% of the past-due benefits, up to a maximum of $6,000. If no back-dated benefits are awarded, your representative will not receive a fee. If a claim requires multiple hearings or an appeal…