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…

Age, Education, and Training

Your age, education, and past work experience are important factors in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) determination of whether you can adjust to other work, or whether you can be found disabled. Here we will explain why SSA looks at your age and education, in addition to your impairment(s), and…

Evidence

If you are considering applying for disability benefits under the Social Security Administration (SSA), you should understand the importance of evidence in the process of determining whether or not you are blind or disabled. When the SSA talks about evidence, what does that mean? Evidence can be almost anything that…

Consultative Examinations

Medical records are collected by disability examiners at the Initial and Reconsideration levels of a Social Security disability case to provide evidence to determine whether you meet the criteria to be considered disabled under the Social Security Administration’s laws. A consultative examination (CE) may be scheduled by the Disability Determination…