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Guide For A Social Security Disability Medical Exam

When it comes time to dealing with your Social security Disability medical exam, there are key things to remember that you need to take into consideration. It is very understandable that something like this can be very intimidating or stressful, but do not worry. We are going to go over exactly what you should and should not do when it comes to your medical examination and how to be properly prepared. This examination is a very important step in your social security disability process. This can be a deciding factor on whether or not your condition is proven enough to be eligible for the benefits you are seeking.

The very most important thing to remember is to make sure you appear at your appointment. Not showing up is the worst thing you can do. These appointments are put together and funded by the SSA and having to reschedule will take time and further delay your entire process. If there is some reason that you must miss the examination and have no choice, make sure that you inform the SSA about this so that they know as soon as possible and can help figure out a resolution.

Another thing to try and do when preparing for this examination is to not stress out and worry. The doctor or medical professional you are seeing is required to give their true and honest opinion on your medical condition. The only reason you have this examination scheduled is because the SSA wants a more recent and accurate file on your current medical condition. All you have to do is just show up and you will be fine. Stressing out over this small step in your disability process will only make the rest worse, so relax and it will be over before you know it.

Being a liar or over dramatic during your exam is another key thing to avoid! Never go into your medical examination and tell the doctor lies about your condition or be saying certain injuries are way worse than they actually are. Be honest, and tell them exactly what the injuries are and how severe they feel to you. Lying will not give you an advantage. Remember that these doctors are giving their unbiased opinion on your health and can tell if you’re making up false claims about your injuries. 

Last thing to remember is that these exams are not as long and time consuming as you think. A lot of people who arrive at their consultative exams are usually there for no more than 30 minutes. They are very quick as you have nothing to worry about and the doctors do all the work by checking out how your condition is. Following all of these tips and rules will help you tremendously during your consultative exam.