Posts in:April, 2015

The Consultative Examination

Posted April 30, 2015 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® The Social Security Administration (SSA) may schedule a claimant for what is called a consultative examination (CE) during their claim. This examination is performed by an independent physician who is contracted by SSA to perform an evaluation of a claimant’s physical or mental impairments. Often, these examinations are scheduled when a claimant’s medical file is out of date, the file lacks imaging or other objective findings, and/or the file lacks evidence of a specific impairment, such as a psychological condition.

What if I move while my Social Security claim is pending?

Posted April 23, 2015 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® After filing a claim for disability benefits, many claimants will inevitably face a situation where they are required to move for various reasons. Some claimants may move simply because they have found a better residence, and unfortunately some claimants will be required to move due to financial reasons. Regardless of the circumstances, claimants must remember to update the Social Security Administration (SSA) with their updated contact information.

Communicating with my Representative

Posted April 16, 2015 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® Active communication with your representative throughout the administrative process is paramount to reaching the mutual goal of obtaining your Social Security Disability benefits.

Due to the often lengthy waits it takes for SSA to decide on a disability case, we find some of our clients run into situations causing them to lose contact with our firm. Whether it is the disconnection of a primary phone number, a hospitalization, or in some cases becoming homeless – it is still absolutely crucial for you and your representative to remain in contact. Often opportunities can occur throughout the claims process where the case may be decided upon in a quicker manner. Without your representative being able to contact you immediately in regards to your claim, these opportunities can quickly come to a stand-still.