Disability Examiner: Who are They and What Do They Do?

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So, you’ve started a disability case. Everything is going smoothly, but you aren’t quite sure what to expect from the disability examiner. We see this situation with our clients all the time. Each examiner is different, but they are all paid by the Social Security Administration to do the same job. That job is determining your disability. It sounds like a big job, and it is: here are the basic things you should know about the disability examiner and what they do.

Who is the Disability Examiner?

A disability examiner reviews evidence in a disability case and decides whether a person is truly disabled or not.  Their job involves:

  • Studying medical and non-medical evidence for your case.
  • Requesting more medical evidence, if necessary.
  • Preparing and presenting evidence files.
  • Reviewing evidence with doctors and other health professionals.
  • Filling out the Residual Functional Capacity form. Recording your age, education, and work experience.

The examiner is clearly very important to your case. You need to do all you can to make their job easy.

What Does the Disability Examiner Do, and How Do I Help?

Help the examiner help you by doing the following:

  • Giving them medical information.
  • Consulting with them about your disability.
  • Scheduling proper medical appointments.
  • Be a good communicator.

The disability examiner plays a very important role in your disability case, and you can help your chances by making sure your case flows smoothly. An experienced disability lawyer can help with this. Our disability lawyers understand the examiner’s job and the types of things they look for in a case. With our help, you can build a case strong enough to convince any disability examiner that you deserve benefits.

At Summit Disability, we are dedicated to giving our clients the best legal service available. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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