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January 2019 Archives

The role of the CE in disability claims

California residents and others who are seeking disability benefits don't need to see a doctor before filing for them. However, it is generally a good idea to do so. Those who can't afford to see a doctor may still benefit from going to an emergency room or a free local clinic. If an applicant lacks medical records that are less than 90 days old, he or she will need to have a consultative examination (CE).

How to respond to a disability benefits denial

When an applicant for Social Security disability benefits faces an initial denial in California, there are two main ways to respond. They could file an entirely new disability claim or appeal the denial with the Social Security Administration. In order to launch a new disability claim, the applicant must repeat all of the work that went into their original application from the beginning. This includes filling out relevant forms and providing medical and employment information. The applicant will also need to provide a new medical release form to the local Social Security office before the disability determination process can begin again.

Facts about receiving benefits during an appeal

California residents who receive disability benefits will have their disability status reviewed periodically to see if their condition is improving. If an examiner finds that a condition is unlikely to improve, such a review will occur every seven years. For those with conditions that are more likely to improve, the review will occur every three years. If a person has an increase in work activity, a review may take place regardless of how much time has passed since the last one.

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