... I have not had to go to a menatl health exam for Social Security, but I stronly doubt they will test you . ... (10 replies)
... suggestions. Any time one files for SSD, Social Security has the option of sending you to a IME, or independent medical exam. ... (10 replies)
... Is this an appointment with social security doctors? ... (10 replies)
... October of this year. And I too received a letter stating that they wanted me to see one of their doctors. I noticed in this letter that they sent me that this exam was a mental examination. I was like you wondering why I would need to have a mental examination. ... (6 replies)
... HAS ANYONE BEEN THROUGH THE MENTAL EXAM FOR SSD? ... (11 replies)
... I just finished the mental exam for Social Security. I have chronic pain and I am suffering from depression. ... (7 replies)
... Social Security does that just as a formality , i was surprised when they sent my son to a Mental Health exam too , when his condition is developmental disabled. I have heard the CE's really do not hold much weight in a final decision . ... (11 replies)
... d that they thought the CE was cursory or saw "signs" it would hurt their claim when the exact opposite happened. In fact, at least a couple people thought their exam went horribly or only lasted 10 min but were approved anyway. ... (13 replies)
... call your local health department and ask where he can go to get dx with ASD; explain his age and ask if they have any suggestions.
My son was dx at age 2 with Autism at All Children's Hospital and I think they treat some patients until age 24 under certain programs (can't think what it's called now).
Also, a local university has a center for autism and Related... (13 replies)
... hat the CE report does hold that much weight on a decision. Iam not uncertain if a Psych Dr will no anything about developmental disabilites. Since that is not a mental health problem. Anther that gets to me is that my son has been to a specialist , diagnosed, and even had tests performed. ... (13 replies)
... SSDI for a disability and his disability is documented. Don't read too much into the mental health CE . Make sure a copy of this doctor's report gets sent to your son's doctor so you can view it later. ... (13 replies)
... Just last night I go information in the mail . Social Security wants to send my son To get a CE exam . For mental health . now I am thinking that all is lost. Just how many people win after a CE exam? ... (13 replies)
... someone told you at social security that a decision letter will come to you in three weeks, after applying in April? ... (17 replies)
... ounded like he was on my side and that he was going to write a good, thorough report. He also said that it usually only takes him about 2 days to send it back to Social Security. ... (3 replies)
... I'm scheduled for a mental and a physical exam in October for SSDI: anything I should watch out for?
My doctor thinks I have bipolar: at the very least I have major depression and GAD.
statcha (7 replies)
... I understand all your concerns!! I think the SSD doctor will ask several questions, mostly dealing with memory, and from that he'll deicfer what his mental condition is. I would insist being in the examing room with him. I insisted havingn my husband there with me when I had to undergo a CE exam for my condition. ... (7 replies)
... My husband has his CE for a mental status exam tomorrow. He had an appt. a few weeks ago but became paranoid and didn't show up. ... (7 replies)
... g this and she said she will reschedule and still try to push his case through. She said they have all his past records and inpatient records but need a current mental status. ... (2 replies)
... Recieving a phone call after a application is filed is common. Social Security finishes up the application by asking specific questions pertaining to a claim. ... (9 replies)
... Hi there and Welcome to the Boards !
I filed on behalf of my son in April 2011, and he was sent to a CE in September of this year. Just like you. I called the social security 1-800 number this week to see if their was a decision . He was approved. I had called the DDS worker a week after the CE and their was not a decision yet, the DDS worker told me to call on the 17th of... (16 replies)