A Disability Examiner is an individual who works to analyze Social Security Disability claims and acts as a liaison between those seeking claims and the Social Security Administration or disability insurance company providing them.
A Disability Examiner is responsible for reviewing and analyzing all information received in a Social Security Disability claim; including medical records, application details and doctors recommendations. The Disability Examiner is trained to analyze these records to determine the validity and severity of a disability. Their findings are reported as a recommendation to the Social Security Administration or disability insurance company. The decision to grant Social Security Disability benefits is determined, in large part, by the Disability Examiner’s findings.
If the Disability Examiner finds that you are disabled, the next step is for the SSA to determine the level of benefits you will receive. Using medical records and doctors notes, the Disability Examiner will make a determination of the length of Social Security Disability benefits you will be approved to receive, such as a specific length of benefits or permanent disability.
It is fairly common for a Disability Examiner to request more information or additional medical records while reviewing a Social Security Disability benefit claim. The examiner could also request that another medical examination be conducted in the event that the current medical records are deemed incomplete. A Disability Examiner may also review your work history to determine how your disability has affected employment. It is especially important that a Disability Examiner receives all pertinent information, as an incomplete claim could lead to a denial of your benefits.
If the Disability Examiner finds you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you will move forward in the claim process with the Social Security Administration or disability insurance company and will soon begin receiving benefit payments. If the Disability Examiner finds that you do not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, then your application is denied.
After an application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied by the Disability Examiner, you may file an appeal with the Social Security Administration and appear before an appeals council to take a fresh look at your case.
- Do You Qualify?
- Application Process
- Medical Conditions
- Disability Resources