If the Irish liaison agency requests a medical examination for a U.S. resident, SSA
will schedule the examination and send the results to the Irish agency.
The following process is used for obtaining medical examinations for Ireland. (See
GN 01704.810 for general information on processing requests for medical examinations.)
Irish agency requests for medical examinations are made in item 4.B. on form IRL/USA
3 which is accompanied by a form IRL/USA 6, Disability Liaison Form and, if laboratory
tests or x-rays are needed, a form IRL/USA 6a, Disability Liaison Form Attachment.
SSA schedules an examination or forwards “pertinent medical evidence” from files as described in GN 01704.810.
SSA requests reimbursement for the cost of medical examinations obtained for Ireland
using form SSA-1278-U3-IR.