Many of our clients ask similar questions regarding why the Social Security Administration (SSA) requests them to be evaluated by one of their doctors. This Massachusetts disability lawyer of Keefe Disability Law explains in this video why the SSA asks claimants to go through a consultative exam.

Although you may have been going to your doctor for quite some time and have supplied Social Security with paperwork, medical evidence and everything they have asked for, they may still be missing something in your file. If the SSA feels that they do not have enough evidence to make a decision, they will ask you to see a medical doctor such as an orthopedic doctor or a psychiatrist to be evaluated for a disability. Having another doctor review your situation may provide them with additional information in your case that they did not have. Most of the time, these evaluations are neutral and the information is helpful to Social Security Disability claims.

If you have questions regarding this process, please call an experienced Massachusetts disability attorney who can help guide you through this process at Keefe Disability Law at 888-904-6847. We provide people in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island with a free consultation. You can also review our website, which has informative articles, frequently asked questions and other free resources that you may find helpful during this time.

John L. Keefe
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