What You Need To Know: Medical Examinations


After you apply for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income disability benefits, sometimes you need to have special medical examinations or tests before we can decide whether you qualify.


  •  The exam or test requested is intended to provide additional information  needed to help the state agency make a decision in your case.
  •  If you cannot keep the appointment, you must let the state agency know right away. If you do not, the state agency may decide that you are not disabled.


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