What is a Consultative Exam? A Consultative Exam (CE) is a medical examination. Some people who have applied for social security disability benefits are asked to have a consultative exam by the DDS examiner who is handling their claim. You will receive a letter asking for a consultative exam if one is needed. If your … Read more
What is a Consultative Exam?
Who is a DDS Examiner? The process of applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is one that requires providing exact information, meeting the qualifications, and following the necessary steps for approval. As part of this process, the Disability Determination Services (DDS), which is the branch of the SSA that will make … Read more
What is Disability Determination Services? Often referred to as the DDS, the Disability Determination Services is a department of Social Security which determines the medical eligibility of a person, either mentally or physically, to qualify for disability benefits under the law. It is a department that is dedicated to determining whether your application meets the … Read more
The Steps to your Initial Disability Determination Once your application arrives at the Disability Determination Services (DDS), your case is assigned to an examiner. The DDS examiners job is to use the information provided in your application to see if you meet the criteria for disability benefits. These criteria are: Are you working at Substantial … Read more
Initial Disability Application There are several different steps that your initial disability application will go through. It is important to be specific and completely fill out the application before it is submitted. The application forms will ask you to describe your disability (physical or mental), treatments you have received, medications you have or are currently … Read more