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I was reading through the Jan Dils’ Disability Workbook the other day. You may think that is odd since I work here. Truth be told, there is a lot of great information to be found there. I wanted to review the part that talks about the Disability Examiner. This is, because I recalled that, on several occasions, I have been asked what exactly the Disability Examiner is and what is their role in a Social Security Disability claim.
After you are declared eligible to apply for Social Security Disability, your medical records are all gathered from the medical providers you have seen in regards to your disabilities. The Disability Examiner determines if there is enough medical evidence in these records to approve your claim. Essentially, the Disability Examiner is doing an examination on you through the records you provide them.
In addition to requesting your medical records, the Disability Examiner can also request that you be examined by a medical provider chosen by SSA. If they do this, the exam will be at no cost to you. They will send you the day and time you need to be there.
Keep in mind that the Disability Examiner has many cases to go through, so it is important not to continuously call them to ask about your claim. If you decide to seek representation with our firm, we would be the ones to keep in contact with the Disability Examiner for you and make sure they had everything they needed.
As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim. Please feel free to contact us anytime at 1-877-526-3457 or on our website www.jandils.com.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law